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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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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
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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 : 8/10

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Preferred stocks of Healthsouth Corp

HSRPP1396.561.106 1/2% Conv Perp Pfd Shs Series -A-
HLSHP0.000.00Conv Pfd Shs Series A -144A



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Business Description

Industry: Health Care Providers » Medical Care
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Traded in other countries:HLS.USA, HSOA.Germany
HealthSouth Corp is a provider of inpatient rehabilitative health care services in the United States. HealthSouth Corp was organized as a Delaware corporation in February 1984. The Company is a provider of inpatient rehabilitative healthcare services. The Company's inpatient rehabilitation hospitals offer specialized rehabilitative care across an array of diagnoses and deliver patient care services. Patient care is provided by nursing and therapy staff as directed by a physician order. As of December 31, 2011, it operated 99 inpatient rehabilitation hospitals (including 3 hospitals that operate as joint ventures which it account for using the equity method of accounting), 26 outpatient rehabilitation satellite clinics (operated by its hospitals, including one joint venture satellite), and 25 licensed, hospital-based home health agencies. In addition to HealthSouth hospitals, it manages three inpatient rehabilitation units through management contracts. While it's national network of inpatient hospitals stretches across 27 states and Puerto Rico, its inpatient hospitals are concentrated in the eastern half of the United States and Texas. The Company's inpatient rehabilitation hospitals compete with rehabilitation units, many of which are within acute care hospitals, and skilled nursing facilities in the market. It treat patients of all ages, its patients are persons 65 and older. The company is subject to significant federal, state, and local regulation that affects business activities by controlling the reimbursement received for services provided, requiring licensure or certification of hospitals, regulating of relationships with physicians and other referral sources, regulating the use of its properties, and controlling its growth.

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