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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 : 9/10

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Cash to Debt No Debt
HCSG's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
86% of the 976 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. HCSG: No Debt )
HCSG' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 5.29   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.61
HCSG's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
76% of the 945 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.46 vs. HCSG: 0.61 )
HCSG' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.61   Max: 0.92
Current: 0.61

0.61
0.92
Interest Coverage No Debt
HCSG's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
85% of the 661 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 25.65 vs. HCSG: No Debt )
HCSG' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 9999.99   Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt

F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 11.36
M-Score: -2.74
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 (%) 1.13
HCSG's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 969 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.26 vs. HCSG: 1.13 )
HCSG' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 3.2   Max: 7.63
Current: 1.13

3.2
7.63
Net-margin (%) 0.94
HCSG's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 969 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.08 vs. HCSG: 0.94 )
HCSG' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 2.19   Max: 5.12
Current: 0.94

2.19
5.12
ROE (%) 4.11
HCSG's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 929 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.95 vs. HCSG: 4.11 )
HCSG' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 5.97   Max: 19.77
Current: 4.11

5.97
19.77
ROA (%) 2.75
HCSG's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 981 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.98 vs. HCSG: 2.75 )
HCSG' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 5   Max: 14.24
Current: 2.75

5
14.24
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 9.11
HCSG's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 973 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 28.07 vs. HCSG: 9.11 )
HCSG' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 14.2   Max: 58.16
Current: 9.11

14.2
58.16
Revenue Growth (%) 12.40
HCSG's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 817 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. HCSG: 12.40 )
HCSG' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 7.3   Max: 15.9
Current: 12.4

7.3
15.9
EBITDA Growth (%) 6.10
HCSG's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 688 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. HCSG: 6.10 )
HCSG' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -4   Max: 25.3
Current: 6.1

-4
25.3
EPS Growth (%) 9.50
HCSG's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 618 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.30 vs. HCSG: 9.50 )
HCSG' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -4.7   Max: 35.7
Current: 9.5

-4.7
35.7
» HCSG's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

HCSG Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Pioneer Investments 129,796 sh (New)
Bill Frels 12,000 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 818,639 sh (+2.13%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
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Q1 2014

HCSG Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Chuck Royce 925,839 sh (+13.09%)
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
Bill Frels Sold Out
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Q2 2014

HCSG Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 9,700 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 28,675 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 918,139 sh (-0.83%)
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Q3 2014

HCSG Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Chuck Royce 897,039 sh (-2.3%)
Paul Tudor Jones 8,800 sh (-9.28%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with HCSG

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2014-09-30 Sold Out 0.01%$25.8 - $30.39 $ 30.9111%0
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 New Buy0.01%$28.62 - $30.42 $ 30.915%28675
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.01%$24.93 - $29.36 $ 30.9113%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 New Buy0.01%$23.96 - $26.47 $ 30.9123%7835
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.03%$21.83 - $25.49 $ 30.9134%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 New Buy0.03%$23.23 - $25.63 $ 30.9127%24796
Joel Greenblatt 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.03%$15.29 - $18.71 $ 30.9177%0
Joel Greenblatt 2011-09-30 New Buy0.03%$12.53 - $17.57 $ 30.91100%10801
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 173.30
HCSG's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
60% of the 1121 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 32.80 vs. HCSG: 173.30 )
HCSG' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 21.16   Max: 173.62
Current: 173.3

21.16
173.62
P/B 8.30
HCSG's P/B is ranked higher than
51% of the 1121 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.26 vs. HCSG: 8.30 )
HCSG' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.83   Max: 8.28
Current: 8.3

1.83
8.28
P/S 1.70
HCSG's P/S is ranked higher than
66% of the 1121 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.67 vs. HCSG: 1.70 )
HCSG' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 1.89
Current: 1.7

0.6
1.89
PFCF 50.30
HCSG's PFCF is ranked higher than
68% of the 1121 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 45.00 vs. HCSG: 50.30 )
HCSG' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 12.34   Max: 167.34
Current: 50.3

12.34
167.34
EV-to-EBIT 148.66
HCSG's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
55% of the 1121 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 19.34 vs. HCSG: 148.66 )
HCSG' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.4   Max: 148.7
Current: 148.66

6.4
148.7
PEG 18.76
HCSG's PEG is ranked higher than
79% of the 1121 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. HCSG: 18.76 )
HCSG' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.71   Max: 76.21
Current: 18.76

0.71
76.21
Shiller P/E 56.60
HCSG's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
76% of the 1121 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. HCSG: 56.60 )
HCSG' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 26.49   Max: 55.87
Current: 56.6

26.49
55.87
Current Ratio 2.97
HCSG's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
88% of the 965 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.43 vs. HCSG: 2.97 )
HCSG' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 2.97   Max: 13.23
Current: 2.97

2.97
13.23
Quick Ratio 2.66
HCSG's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
87% of the 965 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.31 vs. HCSG: 2.66 )
HCSG' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 2.66   Max: 11.72
Current: 2.66

2.66
11.72

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 2.30
HCSG's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
56% of the 639 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.15 vs. HCSG: 2.30 )
HCSG' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.57   Max: 4.71
Current: 2.3

0.57
4.71
Dividend Payout 4.13
HCSG's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
65% of the 1121 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. HCSG: 4.13 )
HCSG' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 2.21
Current: 4.13

0.26
2.21
Dividend growth (3y) 4.20
HCSG's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
66% of the 406 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.30 vs. HCSG: 4.20 )
HCSG' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 98.7
Current: 4.2

0
98.7
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.29
HCSG's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
66% of the 657 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. HCSG: 3.29 )
HCSG' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.81   Max: 6.73
Current: 3.29

0.81
6.73
Share Buyback Rate -1.50
HCSG's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
68% of the 672 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.00 vs. HCSG: -1.50 )
HCSG' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 2.8   Max: -3.8
Current: -1.5

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Current Asset Value 38.41
HCSG's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
86% of the 1121 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. HCSG: 38.41 )
HCSG' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 1.03   Max: 35.76
Current: 38.41

1.03
35.76
Price/Tangible Book 10.98
HCSG's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
65% of the 1121 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.18 vs. HCSG: 10.98 )
HCSG' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.57   Max: 10.22
Current: 10.98

0.57
10.22
Price/DCF (Projected) 3.48
HCSG's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
71% of the 1121 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.02 vs. HCSG: 3.48 )
HCSG' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 3.24
Current: 3.48

0.46
3.24
Price/Median PS Value 1.27
HCSG's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
66% of the 1121 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. HCSG: 1.27 )
HCSG' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.15   Max: 1.26
Current: 1.27

0.15
1.26
Price/Graham Number 9.57
HCSG's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
69% of the 1121 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. HCSG: 9.57 )
HCSG' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.57   Max: 8.91
Current: 9.57

0.57
8.91
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 0.70
HCSG's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
50% of the 969 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. HCSG: 0.70 )
HCSG' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.7   Max: 15.7
Current: 0.7

0.7
15.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 3.84
HCSG's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
58% of the 563 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.24 vs. HCSG: 3.84 )
HCSG' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 42
Current: 3.84

0.3
42

Business Description

Industry: Business Services » Business Services
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Healthcare Services Group, Inc., a Pennsylvania corporation was incorporated on November 22, 1976. It provides management, administrative and operating expertise and services to the housekeeping, laundry, linen, facility maintenance and dietary service departments of the health care industry, including nursing homes, retirement complexes, rehabilitation centers and hospitals located throughout the United States. The Company operates two wholly-owned subsidiaries, Huntingdon Holdings, Inc. and Healthcare Staff Leasing Solutions, LLC. Healthcare Staff Leasing Solutions offers professional employer organization services to potential clients in the health care industry. Based on the nature and similarities of the services provided, its operations consist of two business segments namely Housekeeping and Dietary. The Company provides its Housekeeping services to essentially all client facilities and provides Dietary services to approximately 800 of such facilities. Housekeeping consists mainly of the cleaning, disinfecting and sanitizing of patient rooms and common areas of a client's facility, as well as the laundering and processing of the personal clothing belonging to the facility's patients. Dietary consists of providing dietician consulting professional services, the development of a menu that meets the patient's dietary needs and the purchasing and preparing of the food for delivery to the patients. Both segments provide its services mainly with respect to full service agreements with its clients. In such agreements, the Company is responsible for the management and hourly employees located at its clients' facilities. The Company also provides services on the basis of a management-only agreement for a very limited number of housekeeping clients. The Company's agreements with clients typically provide for a one year service term, cancelable by either party upon 30 to 90 days' notice after the initial 90-day period. The market for its services consists of large number of facilities involved in various aspects of the health care industry, including long-term and post-acute care facilities and hospitals. The Company competes mainly with the in-house support service departments of its potential clients. It also competes for new agreements, as well as renewals of existing agreements, based upon the quality and dependability of its services and the cost savings. The Company's clients are subject to government regulation.
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