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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 : 8/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.01
LHCG's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
58% of the 345 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 0.21 vs. LHCG: 0.01 )
LHCG' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.01

Equity to Asset 0.65
LHCG's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
87% of the 330 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 0.42 vs. LHCG: 0.65 )
LHCG' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.04   Max: 0.82
Current: 0.65

-0.04
0.82
Interest Coverage 18.30
LHCG's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
77% of the 190 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 6.17 vs. LHCG: 18.30 )
LHCG' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 7.98   Max: 713.45
Current: 18.3

7.98
713.45
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 4.79
M-Score: -2.61
WACC vs ROIC
9.32%
8.48%
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 : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 6.20
LHCG's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 346 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 8.96 vs. LHCG: 6.20 )
LHCG' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -1.01   Max: 19.53
Current: 6.2

-1.01
19.53
Net-margin (%) 2.98
LHCG's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 346 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 4.59 vs. LHCG: 2.98 )
LHCG' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -2.09   Max: 10.95
Current: 2.98

-2.09
10.95
ROE (%) 7.15
LHCG's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 326 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 10.33 vs. LHCG: 7.15 )
LHCG' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -4.93   Max: 178.18
Current: 7.15

-4.93
178.18
ROA (%) 4.60
LHCG's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 351 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 4.09 vs. LHCG: 4.60 )
LHCG' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -3.51   Max: 24.69
Current: 4.6

-3.51
24.69
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 47.58
LHCG's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 348 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 17.65 vs. LHCG: 47.58 )
LHCG' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -6.69   Max: 158.29
Current: 47.58

-6.69
158.29
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 6.90
LHCG's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 256 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 8.50 vs. LHCG: 6.90 )
LHCG' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 3.5   Max: 60.8
Current: 6.9

3.5
60.8
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 171.40
LHCG's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 204 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 6.80 vs. LHCG: 171.40 )
LHCG' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -64.8   Max: 171.4
Current: 171.4

-64.8
171.4
» LHCG's 10-Y Financials

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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

LHCG Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons 63,110 sh (+538.25%)
Joel Greenblatt 19,097 sh (-76.51%)
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Q2 2014

LHCG Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 80,813 sh (+28.05%)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
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Q3 2014

LHCG Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 67,200 sh (-16.85%)
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Q4 2014

LHCG Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jim Simons 112,400 sh (+67.26%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 26.10
LHCG's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
80% of the 404 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 56.80 vs. LHCG: 26.10 )
LHCG' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 6.45   Max: 33.22
Current: 26.1

6.45
33.22
Forward P/E 17.89
LHCG's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
81% of the 404 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. LHCG: 17.89 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 27.40
LHCG's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
82% of the 404 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 54.10 vs. LHCG: 27.40 )
LHCG' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 6.38   Max: 28.79
Current: 27.4

6.38
28.79
P/B 1.90
LHCG's P/B is ranked higher than
82% of the 404 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. LHCG: 1.90 )
LHCG' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.88   Max: 4.66
Current: 1.9

0.88
4.66
P/S 0.78
LHCG's P/S is ranked higher than
81% of the 404 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 1.89 vs. LHCG: 0.78 )
LHCG' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 2.36
Current: 0.78

0.35
2.36
PFCF 18.80
LHCG's PFCF is ranked higher than
83% of the 404 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 116.67 vs. LHCG: 18.80 )
LHCG' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 3.89   Max: 112.88
Current: 18.8

3.89
112.88
POCF 15.58
LHCG's POCF is ranked higher than
77% of the 404 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 21.39 vs. LHCG: 15.58 )
LHCG' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 3.67   Max: 150.5
Current: 15.58

3.67
150.5
EV-to-EBIT 14.52
LHCG's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
87% of the 404 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 30.31 vs. LHCG: 14.52 )
LHCG' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -59.5   Max: 162.4
Current: 14.52

-59.5
162.4
Shiller P/E 22.40
LHCG's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
92% of the 404 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. LHCG: 22.40 )
LHCG' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 7.77   Max: 23.4
Current: 22.4

7.77
23.4
Current Ratio 2.22
LHCG's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
89% of the 333 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 1.32 vs. LHCG: 2.22 )
LHCG' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.65   Max: 4.17
Current: 2.22

1.65
4.17
Quick Ratio 2.22
LHCG's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
90% of the 333 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. LHCG: 2.22 )
LHCG' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.65   Max: 4.17
Current: 2.22

1.65
4.17
Days Sales Outstanding 48.51
LHCG's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
74% of the 404 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 54.36 vs. LHCG: 48.51 )
LHCG' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 46.27   Max: 85.77
Current: 48.51

46.27
85.77

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.90
LHCG's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
94% of the 404 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. LHCG: 0.90 )
LHCG' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 0.86
Current: 0.9

0.34
0.86
Price/Median PS Value 0.90
LHCG's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
90% of the 404 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. LHCG: 0.90 )
LHCG' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 2.56
Current: 0.9

0.42
2.56
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.00
LHCG's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
83% of the 340 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. LHCG: 7.00 )
LHCG' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 25.8
Current: 7

0.6
25.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -18.86
LHCG's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
52% of the 204 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 11.11 vs. LHCG: -18.86 )
LHCG' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -14   Max: 42.7
Current: -18.86

-14
42.7

Business Description

Industry: Health Care Providers » Medical Care
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Traded in other countries:LH6.Germany,
LHC Group Inc provides post-acute health care services to patients through its home nursing agencies, hospices and long-term acute care hospitals. Through its wholly- and majority-owned subsidiaries, equity joint ventures and controlled affiliates, the company operated in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin. The Company operates in two segments: home-based services and facility-based services. As of December 31, 2013, they owned and/or operated 300 home-based service locations, with 255 home nursing agency locations, 34 hospices, three specialty agencies and five private duty agencies, and they managed the operations of three home nursing agencies in which they do not have an ownership interest. As of December 31, 2013, its facility-based services included six LTACHs with nine locations, a pharmacy, and a family health center. Its home nursing locations offer a wide range of services, including skilled nursing, medically-oriented social services and physical, occupational and speech therapy. The nurses, home health aides and therapists in its home nursing agencies work closely with patients and their families to design and implement individualized treatments in accordance with a physician-prescribed plan of care. The Companys hospices provide end-of-life care to patients with terminal illnesses through interdisciplinary teams of physicians, nurses, home health aides, counselors and volunteers. Of its 300 home-based services locations, 162 are wholly-owned by the company, 128 are majority-owned or controlled by the company through joint ventures, seven are operated through license lease arrangements, and the company manages the operations of three home nursing agencies in which they have no ownership interest. The Companys LTACH locations provide services primarily to patients with complex medical conditions who have transitioned out of a hospital intensive care unit but whose conditions remain too severe for treatment in a non-acute setting. The Company owns and operates six LTACHs with nine locations, of which all but one are located within host hospitals. The Company also own and operate a pharmacy and a family health center. Of these 11 facility-based services locations, six are wholly-owned by the company and five are majority-owned or controlled by the company through joint ventures. The Company is subject to both federal and state income tax for jurisdictions within which it operates.
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LHC Group (LHCG) CEO and President, 10% Owner Keith G Myers sells 169,800 Shares May 14 2010 
LHC Group (LHCG) CEO and President, 10% Owner Keith G Myers sells 5,200 Shares May 13 2010 
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