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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 : 7/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.09
LPNT's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
56% of the 350 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 0.20 vs. LPNT: 0.09 )
LPNT' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 0.38
Current: 0.09

0.01
0.38
Equity to Asset 0.40
LPNT's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
68% of the 334 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 0.42 vs. LPNT: 0.40 )
LPNT' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.21   Max: 0.57
Current: 0.4

0.21
0.57
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 2.12
M-Score: -2.60
WACC vs ROIC
7.76%
6.32%
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 : 8/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 8.56
LPNT's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 350 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 9.21 vs. LPNT: 8.56 )
LPNT' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -1.3   Max: 16.15
Current: 8.56

-1.3
16.15
Net-margin (%) 2.81
LPNT's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 350 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 4.59 vs. LPNT: 2.81 )
LPNT' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -4.37   Max: 8.6
Current: 2.81

-4.37
8.6
ROE (%) 5.83
LPNT's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 331 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 11.00 vs. LPNT: 5.83 )
LPNT' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -6.84   Max: 18.96
Current: 5.83

-6.84
18.96
ROA (%) 2.29
LPNT's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 356 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 4.18 vs. LPNT: 2.29 )
LPNT' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -1.81   Max: 10.15
Current: 2.29

-1.81
10.15
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 13.70
LPNT's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 353 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 17.58 vs. LPNT: 13.70 )
LPNT' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 12.06   Max: 30.76
Current: 13.7

12.06
30.76
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 16.80
LPNT's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 260 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 8.50 vs. LPNT: 16.80 )
LPNT' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 28.2
Current: 16.8

0
28.2
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 7.10
LPNT's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 211 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 7.30 vs. LPNT: 7.10 )
LPNT' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 4   Max: 68.4
Current: 7.1

4
68.4
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -5.80
LPNT's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 9.00 vs. LPNT: -5.80 )
LPNT' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -5.8   Max: 46.2
Current: -5.8

-5.8
46.2
» LPNT's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

LPNT Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Steven Cohen 10,504 sh (New)
Diamond Hill Capital 284,068 sh (+222.56%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 1,872,600 sh (+84.47%)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones 13,700 sh (-4.07%)
Larry Robbins 4,280,637 sh (-6.55%)
David Dreman 171,299 sh (-15.37%)
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Q2 2014

LPNT Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Louis Moore Bacon 70,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 66,330 sh (New)
Diamond Hill Capital 374,508 sh (+31.84%)
Paul Tudor Jones 15,600 sh (+13.87%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 1,758,516 sh (-6.09%)
David Dreman 75,533 sh (-55.91%)
Larry Robbins 1,468,429 sh (-65.70%)
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Q3 2014

LPNT Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 176,530 sh (+166.14%)
Diamond Hill Capital 421,853 sh (+12.64%)
Paul Tudor Jones 13,600 sh (-12.82%)
Larry Robbins 1,185,677 sh (-19.26%)
David Dreman 60,141 sh (-20.38%)
Louis Moore Bacon 55,000 sh (-21.43%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 1,050,259 sh (-40.28%)
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Q4 2014

LPNT Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jim Simons 357,430 sh (+102.48%)
Diamond Hill Capital 442,562 sh (+4.91%)
Paul Tudor Jones 13,800 sh (+1.47%)
Larry Robbins Sold Out
David Dreman Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 1,031,511 sh (-1.79%)
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Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 29.00
LPNT's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
79% of the 408 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 54.70 vs. LPNT: 29.00 )
LPNT' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 9.56   Max: 32.67
Current: 29

9.56
32.67
Forward P/E 18.05
LPNT's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
87% of the 408 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. LPNT: 18.05 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 28.90
LPNT's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
82% of the 408 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 52.30 vs. LPNT: 28.90 )
LPNT' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 7.69   Max: 31.2
Current: 28.9

7.69
31.2
P/B 1.60
LPNT's P/B is ranked higher than
87% of the 408 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. LPNT: 1.60 )
LPNT' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.56   Max: 3.21
Current: 1.6

0.56
3.21
P/S 0.80
LPNT's P/S is ranked higher than
82% of the 408 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. LPNT: 0.80 )
LPNT' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 1.88
Current: 0.8

0.36
1.88
PFCF 17.90
LPNT's PFCF is ranked higher than
87% of the 408 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 141.88 vs. LPNT: 17.90 )
LPNT' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 6.03   Max: 43.43
Current: 17.9

6.03
43.43
POCF 8.85
LPNT's POCF is ranked higher than
88% of the 408 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 22.00 vs. LPNT: 8.85 )
LPNT' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 3.02   Max: 13.02
Current: 8.85

3.02
13.02
EV-to-EBIT 14.31
LPNT's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
89% of the 408 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 31.13 vs. LPNT: 14.31 )
LPNT' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 7.4   Max: 21.3
Current: 14.31

7.4
21.3
PEG 3.80
LPNT's PEG is ranked higher than
91% of the 408 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. LPNT: 3.80 )
LPNT' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.43   Max: 4.17
Current: 3.8

0.43
4.17
Shiller P/E 26.50
LPNT's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
91% of the 408 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. LPNT: 26.50 )
LPNT' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 8.83   Max: 44.73
Current: 26.5

8.83
44.73
Current Ratio 2.22
LPNT's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
88% of the 337 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 1.34 vs. LPNT: 2.22 )
LPNT' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.51   Max: 2.98
Current: 2.22

1.51
2.98
Quick Ratio 2.02
LPNT's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
88% of the 337 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. LPNT: 2.02 )
LPNT' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.31   Max: 2.67
Current: 2.02

1.31
2.67
Days Inventory 56.83
LPNT's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
70% of the 408 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 42.57 vs. LPNT: 56.83 )
LPNT' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 15.15   Max: 64.08
Current: 56.83

15.15
64.08
Days Sales Outstanding 61.27
LPNT's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
65% of the 408 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 54.36 vs. LPNT: 61.27 )
LPNT' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 26.66   Max: 61.27
Current: 61.27

26.66
61.27

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 7.70
LPNT's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
70% of the 408 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 16.70 vs. LPNT: 7.70 )
LPNT' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 3.73   Max: 21.7
Current: 7.7

3.73
21.7
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.80
LPNT's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
96% of the 408 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. LPNT: 0.80 )
LPNT' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.44   Max: 2.94
Current: 0.8

0.44
2.94
Price/Median PS Value 1.20
LPNT's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
73% of the 408 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. LPNT: 1.20 )
LPNT' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.67   Max: 4.11
Current: 1.2

0.67
4.11
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 4.20
LPNT's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
89% of the 408 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. LPNT: 4.20 )
LPNT' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.54   Max: 3.86
Current: 4.2

0.54
3.86
Price/Graham Number 3.00
LPNT's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
84% of the 408 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. LPNT: 3.00 )
LPNT' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.59   Max: 9.33
Current: 3

1.59
9.33
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.00
LPNT's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
86% of the 345 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. LPNT: 7.00 )
LPNT' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.7   Max: 13.6
Current: 7

4.7
13.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 11.72
LPNT's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
76% of the 208 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 11.83 vs. LPNT: 11.72 )
LPNT' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 11.6   Max: 28.9
Current: 11.72

11.6
28.9

Business Description

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LifePoint Hospitals Inc was incorporated in Delaware and was established in May 1999. The Company operates general acute care hospitals primarily in non-urban communities in the United States. As at December 31, 2013, the Company operated 60 hospital campuses in 20 states, having a total of 6,896 licensed beds. Its hospitals typically provide the medical and surgical services commonly available in hospitals in non-urban markets. These services include general surgery, internal medicine, obstetrics, emergency room care, radiology, oncology, diagnostic care, coronary care, rehabilitation services, pediatric services, and, in some of our hospitals, specialized services such as open-heart surgery, skilled nursing, psychiatric care and neuro-surgery. In many markets, it also provides outpatient services such as same-day surgery, laboratory, x-ray, respiratory therapy, imaging, sports medicine and lithotripsy. All participants in the healthcare industry are required to comply with extensive government regulations at the federal, state and local levels. Competition among healthcare providers occurs primarily at the local level.
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