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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 4/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.01
CYH's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
56% of the 356 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 0.20 vs. CYH: 0.01 )
CYH' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: N/A
Current: 0.01

Equity to Asset 0.15
CYH's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
50% of the 343 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 0.41 vs. CYH: 0.15 )
CYH' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 0.46
Current: 0.15

0.12
0.46
Interest Coverage 1.42
CYH's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
52% of the 194 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 6.11 vs. CYH: 1.42 )
CYH' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.9   Max: 4.57
Current: 1.42

0.9
4.57
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 1.19
M-Score: -2.49
WACC vs ROIC
8.01%
5.45%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 8.27
CYH's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 356 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 8.71 vs. CYH: 8.27 )
CYH' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 6.78   Max: 11.6
Current: 8.27

6.78
11.6
Net-margin (%) 1.46
CYH's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 356 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 4.56 vs. CYH: 1.46 )
CYH' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -1.55   Max: 4.91
Current: 1.46

-1.55
4.91
ROE (%) 7.28
CYH's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 337 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 10.33 vs. CYH: 7.28 )
CYH' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 1.76   Max: 13.65
Current: 7.28

1.76
13.65
ROA (%) 1.04
CYH's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 360 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 3.77 vs. CYH: 1.04 )
CYH' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 4.43
Current: 1.04

0.34
4.43
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 12.87
CYH's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 358 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 16.96 vs. CYH: 12.87 )
CYH' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 10.72   Max: 35.27
Current: 12.87

10.72
35.27
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 8.00
CYH's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 274 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 8.70 vs. CYH: 8.00 )
CYH' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 47.2
Current: 8

0.2
47.2
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 4.30
CYH's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 223 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 7.30 vs. CYH: 4.30 )
CYH' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -1.8   Max: 45.3
Current: 4.3

-1.8
45.3
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -22.80
CYH's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 211 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 9.90 vs. CYH: -22.80 )
CYH' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -27.2   Max: 109.1
Current: -22.8

-27.2
109.1
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Financials


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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

CYH Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Louis Moore Bacon 175,000 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 35,000 sh (New)
David Dreman 3,699 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 591,346 sh (+22.41%)
Lee Ainslie 2,930,675 sh (+16.99%)
Richard Snow 2,550,558 sh (+4.00%)
Larry Robbins 12,093,795 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 33,109 sh (-0.30%)
Jeff Auxier 35,081 sh (-3.15%)
Ron Baron 4,678,730 sh (-13.24%)
Vanguard Health Care Fund 2,536,704 sh (-35.52%)
Ray Dalio 4,810 sh (-80.92%)
Joel Greenblatt 13,315 sh (-91.43%)
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Q3 2014

CYH Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 5,890 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 15,300 sh (New)
Ken Heebner 815,000 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 65,000 sh (+85.71%)
Pioneer Investments 536,572 sh (unchged)
Vanguard Health Care Fund 2,536,704 sh (unchged)
Larry Robbins 12,093,795 sh (unchged)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Jeff Auxier 35,019 sh (-0.18%)
Louis Moore Bacon 165,000 sh (-5.71%)
Ron Baron 4,394,540 sh (-6.07%)
Richard Snow 2,084,853 sh (-18.26%)
David Dreman 2,881 sh (-22.11%)
Lee Ainslie 2,118,086 sh (-27.73%)
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Q4 2014

CYH Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Steven Cohen 132,800 sh (+767.97%)
Paul Tudor Jones 14,480 sh (+145.84%)
Pioneer Investments 588,596 sh (+9.70%)
David Dreman 3,157 sh (+9.58%)
Richard Snow 2,243,566 sh (+7.61%)
Larry Robbins 12,093,795 sh (unchged)
Vanguard Health Care Fund 2,536,704 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Ken Heebner Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Jeff Auxier 34,972 sh (-0.13%)
Ron Baron 4,378,070 sh (-0.37%)
Lee Ainslie 927,073 sh (-56.23%)
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Q1 2015

CYH Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Louis Moore Bacon 11,371 sh (New)
Richard Perry 1,400,000 sh (New)
David Dreman 3,463 sh (+9.69%)
Vanguard Health Care Fund 2,536,704 sh (unchged)
Larry Robbins 12,093,795 sh (unchged)
Ron Baron 4,378,070 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Ron Baron 4,359,320 sh (-0.43%)
Richard Snow 2,189,968 sh (-2.39%)
Lee Ainslie 667,529 sh (-28.00%)
Jeff Auxier 12,970 sh (-62.91%)
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Guru Investment Theses on Community Health Systems Inc

Baron Growth Fund Comments on Community Health Systems Inc - Oct 24, 2014

Community Health Systems, Inc. (CYH) is one of the largest hospital operators in the U.S., with a focus on small and mid-sized markets in 29 states. Shares rose on strong second quarter results, driven by higher utilization and an improved payor mix stemming from health care reform and the improving economy. Management’s volume initiatives are taking hold. More states with large Community footprints are pursuing Medicaid expansion. Finally, the integration with HMA is going well, and we think synergies will ultimately exceed initial guidance. (Susan Robbins)

From Ron Baron (Trades, Portfolio)’s Baron Growth Fund Q3 2014 Report.

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Ron Baron Comments on Community Health Systems Inc - Jul 28, 2014

Shares of hospital company Community Health Systems, Inc. (CYH) rose in the second quarter. The Affordable Care Act is already resulting in a reduction in uninsured hospital admissions, and the governors of several key states are pursuing Medicaid expansion. Over time, we think Community should benefit from synergies from its acquisition of Health Management Associates, health care reform-driven changes, aging demographics, and a shift in reimbursement to favor those that can deliver high quality patient outcomes at lower cost. (Susan Robbins)

From Ron Baron (Trades, Portfolio)’s Baron Funds Second Quarter 2014 Report.

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Baron Funds Comments on Community Health Systems Inc. - Nov 25, 2013

Shares of Community Health Systems, Inc. (CYH), one of the largest publicly traded hospital companies in the U.S. and a leading operator of general acute care hospitals in non-urban and mid-sized markets, fell 11.5% in the third quarter. The company pre-announced a rare earnings miss as lower volumes continue to be an industry challenge. Further, investors were concerned about the lack of visibility on the closing of the highly accretive acquisition of Health Management Associates following its board's ouster. (Susan Robins)

From Ron Baron's Baron Funds third quarter 2013 commentary.


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Baron Funds Comments on Community Health Systems Inc. - Nov 22, 2013

We re-initiated a position in Community Health Systems, Inc. (CYH), one of the largest publicly traded hospital companies in the U.S. and a leading operator of general acute care hospitals in non-urban and mid-sized markets. We believe Community is an extremely well-run company that will benefit from changes in U.S. healthcare delivery driven by healthcare reform, aging demographics and a shift in reimbursement to favor those that can deliver high quality patient outcomes at lower cost. An active and experienced acquirer in a sector that should experience accelerating consolidation, we believe Community's recently formed strategic alliance with the Cleveland Clinic makes it an even more attractive partner for struggling not-for profit hospitals that face continued capital needs, greater regulatory challenges and the need for more sophisticated, costly IT systems. Community is well represented on the new healthcare exchanges and we think should experience higher volumes and lower bad debt under the reform. (Susan Robbins)

From Ron Baron’s Baron Funds third quarter 2013 letter.


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Baron Funds Comments on Community Health Systems Inc. - Nov 06, 2013

Shares of Community Health Systems, Inc. (CYH), one of the largest publicly traded hospital companies in the U.S. and a leading operator of general acute care hospitals in non-urban and mid-sized markets, fell 11.5% in the third quarter. The company pre-announced a rare earnings miss as lower volumes continue to be an industry challenge. Further, investors were concerned about the lack of visibility on the closing of the highly accretive acquisition of Health Management Associates following its board's ouster. (Susan Robbins)

From Ron Baron's Baron Funds third quarter 2013 report.


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Top Ranked Articles about Community Health Systems Inc

Baron Growth Fund Comments on Community Health Systems Inc
Community Health Systems, Inc. (CYH) is one of the largest hospital operators in the U.S., with a focus on small and mid-sized markets in 29 states. Shares rose on strong second quarter results, driven by higher utilization and an improved payor mix stemming from health care reform and the improving economy. Management’s volume initiatives are taking hold. More states with large Community footprints are pursuing Medicaid expansion. Finally, the integration with HMA is going well, and we think synergies will ultimately exceed initial guidance. (Susan Robbins) Read more...
Ron Baron Comments on Community Health Systems Inc
Shares of hospital company Community Health Systems, Inc. (CYH) rose in the second quarter. The Affordable Care Act is already resulting in a reduction in uninsured hospital admissions, and the governors of several key states are pursuing Medicaid expansion. Over time, we think Community should benefit from synergies from its acquisition of Health Management Associates, health care reform-driven changes, aging demographics, and a shift in reimbursement to favor those that can deliver high quality patient outcomes at lower cost. (Susan Robbins) Read more...

Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 21.60
CYH's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
86% of the 409 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 53.20 vs. CYH: 21.60 )
CYH' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 5.84   Max: 368.27
Current: 21.6

5.84
368.27
Forward P/E 11.70
CYH's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
96% of the 409 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. CYH: 11.70 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 18.40
CYH's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
92% of the 409 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 51.00 vs. CYH: 18.40 )
CYH' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 5.06   Max: 854
Current: 18.4

5.06
854
P/B 1.50
CYH's P/B is ranked higher than
89% of the 409 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 3.58 vs. CYH: 1.50 )
CYH' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.58   Max: 2.58
Current: 1.5

0.58
2.58
P/S 0.32
CYH's P/S is ranked higher than
95% of the 409 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 1.89 vs. CYH: 0.32 )
CYH' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 1.12
Current: 0.32

0.1
1.12
PFCF 24.80
CYH's PFCF is ranked higher than
75% of the 409 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 111.11 vs. CYH: 24.80 )
CYH' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 0.15   Max: 1914
Current: 24.8

0.15
1914
POCF 4.06
CYH's POCF is ranked higher than
97% of the 409 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 23.59 vs. CYH: 4.06 )
CYH' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 1.03   Max: 11.27
Current: 4.06

1.03
11.27
EV-to-EBIT 14.40
CYH's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
87% of the 409 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 32.80 vs. CYH: 14.40 )
CYH' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 8.9   Max: 25.9
Current: 14.4

8.9
25.9
PEG 6.57
CYH's PEG is ranked higher than
87% of the 409 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. CYH: 6.57 )
CYH' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 10051.83
Current: 6.57

0.16
10051.83
Shiller P/E 22.90
CYH's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
93% of the 409 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. CYH: 22.90 )
CYH' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 7.18   Max: 36.99
Current: 22.9

7.18
36.99
Current Ratio 1.72
CYH's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
80% of the 346 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 1.37 vs. CYH: 1.72 )
CYH' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.48   Max: 2.34
Current: 1.72

1.48
2.34
Quick Ratio 1.54
CYH's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
80% of the 346 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. CYH: 1.54 )
CYH' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.31   Max: 2.14
Current: 1.54

1.31
2.14
Days Inventory 67.12
CYH's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
68% of the 409 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 42.57 vs. CYH: 67.12 )
CYH' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 16.66   Max: 68.3
Current: 67.12

16.66
68.3
Days Sales Outstanding 67.97
CYH's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
64% of the 409 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 55.20 vs. CYH: 67.97 )
CYH' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 48.77   Max: 84.55
Current: 67.97

48.77
84.55

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.60
CYH's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
78% of the 409 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. CYH: 2.60 )
CYH' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 4.35
Current: 2.6

0.22
4.35
Price/Median PS Value 1.10
CYH's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
84% of the 409 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. CYH: 1.10 )
CYH' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 6.49
Current: 1.1

0.4
6.49
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.80
CYH's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
82% of the 352 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. CYH: 6.80 )
CYH' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3.9   Max: 11.3
Current: 6.8

3.9
11.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -2.07
CYH's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
60% of the 213 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 9.51 vs. CYH: -2.07 )
CYH' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -35.4   Max: 82.4
Current: -2.07

-35.4
82.4

Business Description

Industry: Health Care Providers » Medical Care
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Community Health Systems Inc was founded in 1986 as a Delaware corporation. The Company provides healthcare services through the hospitals that it owns and operates in non-urban and selected urban markets. The Company generates revenue by providing a broad range of general hospital healthcare services to patients in the communities in which it is located. The Company currently owns and operates 135 hospitals comprised of 131 general acute care hospitals and four stand-alone rehabilitation or psychiatric hospitals. In addition, it owns and operates home care agencies, located in markets where it also operates a hospital, and through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Quorum Health Resources, LLC, or QHR, it provides management and consulting services to non-affiliated general acute care hospitals located throughout the United States. The Company generally targets hospitals in growing, non-urban and selected urban healthcare markets for acquisition because of their favorable demographic and economic trends and competitive conditions. Because non-urban service areas have smaller populations, there are generally fewer hospitals and other healthcare service providers in these communities and generally a lower level of managed care presence in these markets. The Company's Medicare is a federal program that provides medical insurance benefits to persons age 65 and over, some disabled persons, and persons with end-stage renal disease. The Company is subject to various federal, state and local laws and regulations governing the use, discharge and disposal of hazardous materials, including medical waste products.
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