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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 : 6/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.02
ESC's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
53% of the 232 Companies
in the Global Long-Term Care Facilities industry.

( Industry Median: 0.28 vs. ESC: 0.02 )
ESC' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 0.23
Current: 0.02

0.02
0.23
Equity to Asset 0.02
ESC's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
55% of the 233 Companies
in the Global Long-Term Care Facilities industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. ESC: 0.02 )
ESC' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.37   Max: 0.3
Current: 0.02

-0.37
0.3
Interest Coverage 0.50
ESC's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
56% of the 156 Companies
in the Global Long-Term Care Facilities industry.

( Industry Median: 6.48 vs. ESC: 0.50 )
ESC' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 0.57
Current: 0.5

0.01
0.57
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 0.04
M-Score: -2.81
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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Operating margin (%) 7.26
ESC's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 230 Companies
in the Global Long-Term Care Facilities industry.

( Industry Median: 9.71 vs. ESC: 7.26 )
ESC' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -18.17   Max: 7.26
Current: 7.26

-18.17
7.26
Net-margin (%) -7.78
ESC's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 230 Companies
in the Global Long-Term Care Facilities industry.

( Industry Median: 4.97 vs. ESC: -7.78 )
ESC' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -42.25   Max: 3.17
Current: -7.78

-42.25
3.17
ROE (%) -136.62
ESC's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 223 Companies
in the Global Long-Term Care Facilities industry.

( Industry Median: 9.92 vs. ESC: -136.62 )
ESC' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -136.62   Max: -10.63
Current: -136.62

-136.62
-10.63
ROA (%) -3.32
ESC's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 231 Companies
in the Global Long-Term Care Facilities industry.

( Industry Median: 3.98 vs. ESC: -3.32 )
ESC' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -16.07   Max: 1.65
Current: -3.32

-16.07
1.65
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 3.67
ESC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 230 Companies
in the Global Long-Term Care Facilities industry.

( Industry Median: 17.97 vs. ESC: 3.67 )
ESC' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -14.73   Max: 5.72
Current: 3.67

-14.73
5.72
Revenue Growth (%) 14.30
ESC's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 182 Companies
in the Global Long-Term Care Facilities industry.

( Industry Median: 7.10 vs. ESC: 14.30 )
ESC' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -12.3   Max: 76.6
Current: 14.3

-12.3
76.6
EBITDA Growth (%) 24.90
ESC's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 164 Companies
in the Global Long-Term Care Facilities industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 vs. ESC: 24.90 )
ESC' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -23.6   Max: 74.2
Current: 24.9

-23.6
74.2
EPS Growth (%) 29.80
ESC's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 145 Companies
in the Global Long-Term Care Facilities industry.

( Industry Median: 9.80 vs. ESC: 29.80 )
ESC' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -29.7   Max: 59.9
Current: 29.8

-29.7
59.9
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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

ESC Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Louis Moore Bacon 100,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 20,600 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 82,017 sh (+715.2%)
Jim Simons 494,300 sh (+67.39%)
Ron Baron 2,078,127 sh (+25.68%)
Arnold Schneider 570,839 sh (+2.41%)
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Q2 2013

ESC Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Ron Baron 2,523,277 sh (+21.42%)
Jim Simons 504,900 sh (+2.14%)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Arnold Schneider 473,247 sh (-17.1%)
Steven Cohen 48,453 sh (-40.92%)
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Q3 2013

ESC Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Joel Greenblatt 17,683 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 593,928 sh (+1125.78%)
Ron Baron 2,906,957 sh (+15.21%)
Arnold Schneider 527,978 sh (+11.56%)
Jim Simons 160,800 sh (-68.15%)
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Q4 2013

ESC Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Joel Greenblatt 38,711 sh (+118.92%)
Steven Cohen 846,695 sh (+42.56%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Arnold Schneider 457,369 sh (-13.37%)
Ron Baron 2,290,269 sh (-21.21%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with ESC

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Ron Baron 2013-12-31 Reduce -21.21%0.05%$18.49 - $22.51 $ 29.3944%2290269
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Add 118.92%0.01%$18.49 - $22.51 $ 29.3944%38711
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 New Buy0.01%$18.41 - $26.35 $ 29.3930%17683
Ron Baron 2013-06-30 Add 21.42%0.05%$21.97 - $27.86 $ 29.3916%2523277
Ron Baron 2013-03-31 Add 25.68%0.07%$24.72 - $30.56 $ 29.398%2078127
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Ratios

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P/B 12.67
ESC's P/B is ranked lower than
66% of the 223 Companies
in the Global Long-Term Care Facilities industry.

( Industry Median: 2.28 vs. ESC: 12.67 )
ESC' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.52   Max: 13.61
Current: 12.67

0.52
13.61
P/S 0.70
ESC's P/S is ranked higher than
78% of the 234 Companies
in the Global Long-Term Care Facilities industry.

( Industry Median: 1.37 vs. ESC: 0.70 )
ESC' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.21   Max: 1.66
Current: 0.7

0.21
1.66
PFCF 45.92
ESC's PFCF is ranked lower than
57% of the 164 Companies
in the Global Long-Term Care Facilities industry.

( Industry Median: 15.52 vs. ESC: 45.92 )
ESC' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 6.3   Max: 93
Current: 45.92

6.3
93
EV-to-EBIT 37.78
ESC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
53% of the 200 Companies
in the Global Long-Term Care Facilities industry.

( Industry Median: 17.77 vs. ESC: 37.78 )
ESC' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 19.4   Max: 2835.1
Current: 37.78

19.4
2835.1

Valuation & Return

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Price/Median PS Value 1.05
ESC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
71% of the 214 Companies
in the Global Long-Term Care Facilities industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. ESC: 1.05 )
ESC' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 3.25
Current: 1.05

0.17
3.25
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 2.60
ESC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
51% of the 222 Companies
in the Global Long-Term Care Facilities industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. ESC: 2.60 )
ESC' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 5.2
Current: 2.6

0.2
5.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 13.89
ESC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
81% of the 171 Companies
in the Global Long-Term Care Facilities industry.

( Industry Median: 11.19 vs. ESC: 13.89 )
ESC' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -161.3   Max: 50.8
Current: 13.89

-161.3
50.8

Business Description

Industry: Health Care Providers » Long-Term Care Facilities
Compare:SRZ, BKD, CSU, EXETF, NHC » details
Emeritus Corporation is a Washington Corporation founded in 1993. The Company owns and operates a portfolio of high-quality, purpose-built communities providing services to its residents including independent living, assisted living, specialized memory care, and, to a lesser extent, skilled nursing care. It strives to provide a variety of supportive living services in a professionally staffed environment that enables seniors to live with dignity and independence. Its holistic approach enhances every aspect of its residents' lives by assisting them with life enrichment activities including transportation, socialization and education, housing, and 24-hour personal support services, such as medication management, bathing, dressing, personal hygiene, and grooming. The average age of its residents is 85. As of December 31, 2012, it operated 483 senior living communities in 45 states. The communities consisted of approximately 43,000 residential rooms or suites (collectively 'units') with a resident capacity for approximately 50,100 residents. Its 'Consolidated Portfolio' consists of owned and leased communities and its 'Operated Portfolio' consists of its Consolidated Portfolio and the communities it manage. Its Operated Portfolio includes 298 communities that offer Alzheimer's/dementia ('memory care') services with approximately 6,900 units in a mix of both free-standing communities and as an attached wing of its senior living communities. Dementia is a loss of or decline in memory and other cognitive abilities. It provides management services to independent and related-party owners of assisted living communities, including its joint ventures. The Company managed 22 communities as of December 31, 2012 and 150 communities, including the Sunwest JV communities, as of December 31, 2011. Of the 22 managed communities, nine are owned by joint ventures in which it has an interest and thirteen are owned by third parties. The Company's competition comes from local, regional, and national assisted living companies that operate, manage, and develop residences within the geographic areas in which it operate, as well as retirement housing communities, home healthcare agencies, not-for-profit or charitable operators and, to a lesser extent, skilled nursing facilities and convalescent centers. The Company is subject to certain federal and state laws that regulate financial arrangements by health care providers, such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, the Federal Anti-Kickback Law and the False Claims Act.

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