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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 32.87
NHC's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
91% of the 232 Companies
in the Global Long-Term Care Facilities industry.

( Industry Median: 0.28 vs. NHC: 32.87 )
NHC' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 32.87
Current: 32.87

0.01
32.87
Equity to Asset 0.70
NHC's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
89% of the 233 Companies
in the Global Long-Term Care Facilities industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. NHC: 0.70 )
NHC' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 0.71
Current: 0.7

0.16
0.71
Interest Coverage 217.77
NHC's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
91% of the 156 Companies
in the Global Long-Term Care Facilities industry.

( Industry Median: 6.48 vs. NHC: 217.77 )
NHC' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 2.2   Max: 217.77
Current: 217.77

2.2
217.77
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 3.38
M-Score: -2.82
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 : 5/10

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Operating margin (%) 9.14
NHC's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 230 Companies
in the Global Long-Term Care Facilities industry.

( Industry Median: 9.71 vs. NHC: 9.14 )
NHC' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 4.4   Max: 12.08
Current: 9.14

4.4
12.08
Net-margin (%) 8.19
NHC's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 230 Companies
in the Global Long-Term Care Facilities industry.

( Industry Median: 4.97 vs. NHC: 8.19 )
NHC' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -1.45   Max: 8.28
Current: 8.19

-1.45
8.28
ROE (%) 9.39
NHC's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 223 Companies
in the Global Long-Term Care Facilities industry.

( Industry Median: 9.92 vs. NHC: 9.39 )
NHC' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -12.72   Max: 98.14
Current: 9.39

-12.72
98.14
ROA (%) 6.59
NHC's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 231 Companies
in the Global Long-Term Care Facilities industry.

( Industry Median: 3.98 vs. NHC: 6.59 )
NHC' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -2.56   Max: 15.47
Current: 6.59

-2.56
15.47
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 15.78
NHC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 230 Companies
in the Global Long-Term Care Facilities industry.

( Industry Median: 17.97 vs. NHC: 15.78 )
NHC' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 9.08   Max: 46.81
Current: 15.78

9.08
46.81
Revenue Growth (%) -3.60
NHC's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 182 Companies
in the Global Long-Term Care Facilities industry.

( Industry Median: 7.10 vs. NHC: -3.60 )
NHC' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -3.6   Max: 8.1
Current: -3.6

-3.6
8.1
EBITDA Growth (%) -0.40
NHC's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 164 Companies
in the Global Long-Term Care Facilities industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 vs. NHC: -0.40 )
NHC' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -53.7   Max: 79.4
Current: -0.4

-53.7
79.4
EPS Growth (%) 1.30
NHC's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 145 Companies
in the Global Long-Term Care Facilities industry.

( Industry Median: 9.80 vs. NHC: 1.30 )
NHC' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -37.4   Max: 23.7
Current: 1.3

-37.4
23.7
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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

NHC Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Chuck Royce 2,100 sh (+31.25%)
Jim Simons 218,400 sh (+1.82%)
Joel Greenblatt 20,125 sh (-14.12%)
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Q2 2013

NHC Guru Trades in Q2 2013

John Hussman 4,000 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 23,029 sh (+14.43%)
Jim Simons 228,500 sh (+4.62%)
Chuck Royce 2,100 sh (unchged)
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Q3 2013

NHC Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Chuck Royce 2,500 sh (+19.05%)
Jim Simons 232,800 sh (+1.88%)
John Hussman 4,000 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt 17,265 sh (-25.03%)
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Q4 2013

NHC Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Chuck Royce 2,600 sh (+4%)
Jim Simons 235,500 sh (+1.16%)
John Hussman 4,000 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with NHC

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.03%$46.94 - $55.8 $ 53.655%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Reduce -25.03%0.01%$45.87 - $50.34 $ 53.6512%17265
John Hussman 2013-06-30 New Buy0.01%$44.84 - $48.19 $ 53.6515%4000
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 Add 76.11%0.05%$41.11 - $48.56 $ 53.6526%28688
Joel Greenblatt 2011-12-31 New Buy0.08%$30.03 - $44.2 $ 53.6538%16290
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Preferred stocks of National Healthcare Corp

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
NHC.PR.A0.005.40

Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 14.40
NHC's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
90% of the 175 Companies
in the Global Long-Term Care Facilities industry.

( Industry Median: 21.80 vs. NHC: 14.40 )
NHC' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 7.83   Max: 23.99
Current: 14.4

7.83
23.99
P/B 1.46
NHC's P/B is ranked higher than
84% of the 223 Companies
in the Global Long-Term Care Facilities industry.

( Industry Median: 2.28 vs. NHC: 1.46 )
NHC' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.01   Max: 3.14
Current: 1.46

1.01
3.14
P/S 1.09
NHC's P/S is ranked higher than
67% of the 234 Companies
in the Global Long-Term Care Facilities industry.

( Industry Median: 1.37 vs. NHC: 1.09 )
NHC' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 1.34
Current: 1.09

0.39
1.34
PFCF 14.38
NHC's PFCF is ranked higher than
76% of the 164 Companies
in the Global Long-Term Care Facilities industry.

( Industry Median: 15.52 vs. NHC: 14.38 )
NHC' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 6.36   Max: 216.25
Current: 14.38

6.36
216.25
EV-to-EBIT 8.42
NHC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
95% of the 200 Companies
in the Global Long-Term Care Facilities industry.

( Industry Median: 17.77 vs. NHC: 8.42 )
NHC' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 3.3   Max: 21
Current: 8.42

3.3
21
PEG 8.16
NHC's PEG is ranked lower than
54% of the 106 Companies
in the Global Long-Term Care Facilities industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. NHC: 8.16 )
NHC' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 2.66
Current: 8.16

0.22
2.66
Shiller P/E 16.65
NHC's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
89% of the 106 Companies
in the Global Long-Term Care Facilities industry.

( Industry Median: 24.97 vs. NHC: 16.65 )
NHC' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 9.98   Max: 35.31
Current: 16.65

9.98
35.31

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 2.40
NHC's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
69% of the 139 Companies
in the Global Long-Term Care Facilities industry.

( Industry Median: 1.72 vs. NHC: 2.40 )
NHC' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 3.7
Current: 2.4

0.42
3.7
Dividend Payout 0.32
NHC's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
72% of the 112 Companies
in the Global Long-Term Care Facilities industry.

( Industry Median: 0.35 vs. NHC: 0.32 )
NHC' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 0.86
Current: 0.32

0.24
0.86
Dividend growth (3y) 4.60
NHC's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
75% of the 79 Companies
in the Global Long-Term Care Facilities industry.

( Industry Median: 8.00 vs. NHC: 4.60 )
NHC' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 21.1
Current: 4.6

0
21.1
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.09
NHC's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
66% of the 144 Companies
in the Global Long-Term Care Facilities industry.

( Industry Median: 2.06 vs. NHC: 3.09 )
NHC' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.54   Max: 4.77
Current: 3.09

0.54
4.77
Share Buyback Rate -6.90
NHC's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
60% of the 162 Companies
in the Global Long-Term Care Facilities industry.

( Industry Median: -1.40 vs. NHC: -6.90 )
NHC' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: -0.9   Max: -7.7
Current: -6.9

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Cash 20.88
NHC's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
69% of the 26 Companies
in the Global Long-Term Care Facilities industry.

( Industry Median: 54.00 vs. NHC: 20.88 )
NHC' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 16.38   Max: 20.98
Current: 20.88

16.38
20.98
Price/Net Current Asset Value 7.24
NHC's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
79% of the 39 Companies
in the Global Long-Term Care Facilities industry.

( Industry Median: 17.50 vs. NHC: 7.24 )
NHC' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 6.03   Max: 16.96
Current: 7.24

6.03
16.96
Price/Tangible Book 1.51
NHC's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
87% of the 140 Companies
in the Global Long-Term Care Facilities industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. NHC: 1.51 )
NHC' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.12   Max: 10.43
Current: 1.51

1.12
10.43
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.95
NHC's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
77% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Long-Term Care Facilities industry.

( Industry Median: 1.22 vs. NHC: 0.95 )
NHC' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.63   Max: 1.82
Current: 0.95

0.63
1.82
Price/Median PS Value 1.22
NHC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
55% of the 214 Companies
in the Global Long-Term Care Facilities industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. NHC: 1.22 )
NHC' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.15   Max: 1.42
Current: 1.22

0.15
1.42
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.52
NHC's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
52% of the 67 Companies
in the Global Long-Term Care Facilities industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. NHC: 2.52 )
NHC' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.48   Max: 2.53
Current: 2.52

0.48
2.53
Price/Graham Number 0.77
NHC's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
93% of the 104 Companies
in the Global Long-Term Care Facilities industry.

( Industry Median: 2.38 vs. NHC: 0.77 )
NHC' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 2.22
Current: 0.77

0.6
2.22
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 11.90
NHC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
92% of the 222 Companies
in the Global Long-Term Care Facilities industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. NHC: 11.90 )
NHC' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.8   Max: 29.9
Current: 11.9

4.8
29.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 10.48
NHC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
75% of the 171 Companies
in the Global Long-Term Care Facilities industry.

( Industry Median: 11.19 vs. NHC: 10.48 )
NHC' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 9.5   Max: 60
Current: 10.48

9.5
60

Business Description

Industry: Health Care Providers » Long-Term Care Facilities
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National Healthcare Corp began business in 1971. It was incorporated as a Delaware Corporation in 1997 when it changed from partnership form to corporate form. The Company's main business is the operation of long-term health care centers with associated assisted living and independent living centers. The Company's business activities include providing subacute skilled and intermediate nursing and rehabilitative care, senior living services, home health care services, management services, hospice services, accounting and financial services and insurance services. It operates in 11 states, and its owned and leased properties are located mainly in the southeastern United States. It operates specialized care units within certain of its healthcare centers such as Alzheimer's disease care units, sub-acute nursing units and a number of in-house pharmacies. Similar specialty units are under consideration at a number of its centers, as well as free standing projects. Health care services it provides include a comprehensive range of services. The most significant portion of its business and the base for its other long-term health care services is the operation of its skilled nursing centers. In its centers, experienced medical professionals provide medical services prescribed by physicians. Registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and certified nursing assistants provide comprehensive, individualized nursing care 24 hours a day. In addition, its centers provide licensed therapy services, quality nutrition services, social services, activities, and housekeeping and laundry services. It provides therapy services through Professional Health Services, a division of NHC. The Company's licensed therapists provide physical, speech, respiratory and occupational therapy for patients recovering from strokes, heart attacks, orthopedic conditions, neurological illnesses, or other illnesses, injuries or disabilities. All of its long-term care centers participate in the Medicare program, and it has expanded its range of offerings by the creation of center-specific medical specialty units such as its Alzheimer's disease care units and subacute nursing units. The Company's assisted living centers are dedicated to providing personal care services and assistance with general activities of daily living such as dressing, bathing, meal preparation and medication management. It performs resident assessments to determine what services are desired or required and its qualified staff encourages residents to participate in a range of activities. It owns or leases 13 and manages 4 assisted living centers. Of these 17 centers, 11 are located within the physical structure of a skilled nursing center or retirement center and 6 are freestanding. The Company's four owned or leased and two managed retirement centers offer specially designed residential units for the active and ambulatory elderly and provide various ancillary services for its residents, including resta

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