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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
vs
history
Cash to Debt 4.85
NHC's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
74% of the 211 Companies
in the Global Long-Term Care Facilities industry.

( Industry Median: 0.34 vs. NHC: 4.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
NHC' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01  Med: 4.28 Max: 33.85
Current: 4.85
0.01
33.85
Equity to Asset 0.69
NHC's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
83% of the 202 Companies
in the Global Long-Term Care Facilities industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. NHC: 0.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
NHC' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.16  Med: 0.49 Max: 0.72
Current: 0.69
0.16
0.72
Interest Coverage 31.41
NHC's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
67% of the 123 Companies
in the Global Long-Term Care Facilities industry.

( Industry Median: 7.17 vs. NHC: 31.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
NHC' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 2.25  Med: 31.63 Max: 217.77
Current: 31.41
2.25
217.77
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 3.24
M-Score: -1.88
WACC vs ROIC
5.63%
8.03%
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
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history
Operating margin (%) 7.75
NHC's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 210 Companies
in the Global Long-Term Care Facilities industry.

( Industry Median: 7.02 vs. NHC: 7.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
NHC' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 4.4  Med: 8.25 Max: 12.08
Current: 7.75
4.4
12.08
Net-margin (%) 6.04
NHC's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 212 Companies
in the Global Long-Term Care Facilities industry.

( Industry Median: 3.29 vs. NHC: 6.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
NHC' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -1.45  Med: 6.02 Max: 8.28
Current: 6.04
-1.45
8.28
ROE (%) 6.18
NHC's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 196 Companies
in the Global Long-Term Care Facilities industry.

( Industry Median: 8.74 vs. NHC: 6.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
NHC' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -14.55  Med: 14.38 Max: 44.52
Current: 6.18
-14.55
44.52
ROA (%) 5.04
NHC's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 215 Companies
in the Global Long-Term Care Facilities industry.

( Industry Median: 3.45 vs. NHC: 5.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
NHC' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -2.62  Med: 6.52 Max: 11.49
Current: 5.04
-2.62
11.49
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 17.27
NHC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 211 Companies
in the Global Long-Term Care Facilities industry.

( Industry Median: 15.85 vs. NHC: 17.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
NHC' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -5.29  Med: 25.29 Max: 46.89
Current: 17.27
-5.29
46.89
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 9.20
NHC's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 155 Companies
in the Global Long-Term Care Facilities industry.

( Industry Median: 8.20 vs. NHC: 9.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NHC' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -3.6  Med: 1.10 Max: 9.2
Current: 9.2
-3.6
9.2
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 3.40
NHC's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
69% of the 119 Companies
in the Global Long-Term Care Facilities industry.

( Industry Median: 7.80 vs. NHC: 3.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NHC' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -53.8  Med: 6.50 Max: 80.8
Current: 3.4
-53.8
80.8
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -2.40
NHC's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
69% of the 113 Companies
in the Global Long-Term Care Facilities industry.

( Industry Median: 9.90 vs. NHC: -2.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NHC' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -37.4  Med: 9.70 Max: 23.3
Current: -2.4
-37.4
23.3
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

NHC Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Chuck Royce 6,109 sh (+126.26%)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Jim Simons 239,000 sh (-0.08%)
John Hussman 2,000 sh (-50.00%)
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Q3 2014

NHC Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Chuck Royce 11,009 sh (+80.21%)
Jim Simons 240,749 sh (+0.73%)
John Hussman Sold Out
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Q4 2014

NHC Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jim Simons 237,600 sh (-1.31%)
Chuck Royce 2,500 sh (-77.29%)
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Q1 2015

NHC Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Jim Simons 245,223 sh (+3.21%)
Chuck Royce 1,900 sh (-24.00%)
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SymbolPriceYieldDescription
NHC.PRA15.483.87

Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 20.18
NHC's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
70% of the 141 Companies
in the Global Long-Term Care Facilities industry.

( Industry Median: 26.50 vs. NHC: 20.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
NHC' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 7.83  Med: 15.85 Max: 23.99
Current: 20.18
7.83
23.99
Forward P/E 10.15
NHC's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
89% of the 93 Companies
in the Global Long-Term Care Facilities industry.

( Industry Median: 19.31 vs. NHC: 10.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 20.00
NHC's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
71% of the 140 Companies
in the Global Long-Term Care Facilities industry.

( Industry Median: 27.80 vs. NHC: 20.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
NHC' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 8.42  Med: 15.95 Max: 23.76
Current: 20
8.42
23.76
P/B 1.58
NHC's P/B is ranked higher than
78% of the 193 Companies
in the Global Long-Term Care Facilities industry.

( Industry Median: 2.74 vs. NHC: 1.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
NHC' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.01  Med: 1.57 Max: 3.14
Current: 1.58
1.01
3.14
P/S 1.02
NHC's P/S is ranked higher than
66% of the 218 Companies
in the Global Long-Term Care Facilities industry.

( Industry Median: 1.49 vs. NHC: 1.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
NHC' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.61  Med: 0.94 Max: 1.34
Current: 1.02
0.61
1.34
PFCF 31.69
NHC's PFCF is ranked lower than
65% of the 105 Companies
in the Global Long-Term Care Facilities industry.

( Industry Median: 21.20 vs. NHC: 31.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
NHC' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 9.23  Med: 20.38 Max: 216.25
Current: 31.69
9.23
216.25
POCF 10.59
NHC's POCF is ranked higher than
74% of the 151 Companies
in the Global Long-Term Care Facilities industry.

( Industry Median: 15.30 vs. NHC: 10.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
NHC' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 5.59  Med: 10.38 Max: 43.66
Current: 10.59
5.59
43.66
EV-to-EBIT 10.10
NHC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
88% of the 162 Companies
in the Global Long-Term Care Facilities industry.

( Industry Median: 19.98 vs. NHC: 10.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
NHC' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 5.7  Med: 9.70 Max: 21
Current: 10.1
5.7
21
PEG 6.90
NHC's PEG is ranked lower than
83% of the 66 Companies
in the Global Long-Term Care Facilities industry.

( Industry Median: 3.23 vs. NHC: 6.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
NHC' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.94  Med: 1.99 Max: 11.54
Current: 6.9
0.94
11.54
Shiller P/E 18.21
NHC's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
81% of the 81 Companies
in the Global Long-Term Care Facilities industry.

( Industry Median: 31.33 vs. NHC: 18.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
NHC' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 9.98  Med: 16.87 Max: 35.31
Current: 18.21
9.98
35.31
Current Ratio 1.84
NHC's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
72% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Long-Term Care Facilities industry.

( Industry Median: 1.34 vs. NHC: 1.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
NHC' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.89  Med: 1.50 Max: 1.94
Current: 1.84
0.89
1.94
Quick Ratio 1.80
NHC's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
74% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Long-Term Care Facilities industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. NHC: 1.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
NHC' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.85  Med: 1.45 Max: 1.9
Current: 1.8
0.85
1.9
Days Inventory 3.60
NHC's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
86% of the 152 Companies
in the Global Long-Term Care Facilities industry.

( Industry Median: 17.78 vs. NHC: 3.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
NHC' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 3.58  Med: 9.78 Max: 14.2
Current: 3.6
3.58
14.2
Days Sales Outstanding 33.70
NHC's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
73% of the 184 Companies
in the Global Long-Term Care Facilities industry.

( Industry Median: 46.60 vs. NHC: 33.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
NHC' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 30.39  Med: 37.86 Max: 61.9
Current: 33.7
30.39
61.9

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 2.24
NHC's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
66% of the 224 Companies
in the Global Long-Term Care Facilities industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. NHC: 2.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
NHC' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.08  Med: 2.29 Max: 3.7
Current: 2.24
1.08
3.7
Dividend Payout 0.43
NHC's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
53% of the 131 Companies
in the Global Long-Term Care Facilities industry.

( Industry Median: 0.43 vs. NHC: 0.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
NHC' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.17  Med: 0.37 Max: 1.15
Current: 0.43
0.17
1.15
Dividend growth (3y) 4.30
NHC's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked lower than
71% of the 63 Companies
in the Global Long-Term Care Facilities industry.

( Industry Median: 11.90 vs. NHC: 4.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
NHC' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0  Med: -100.00 Max: 17.9
Current: 4.3
0
17.9
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.89
NHC's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
61% of the 229 Companies
in the Global Long-Term Care Facilities industry.

( Industry Median: 1.91 vs. NHC: 2.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
NHC' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.39  Med: 2.95 Max: 4.77
Current: 2.89
1.39
4.77
Share Buyback Rate 4.70
NHC's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
96% of the 125 Companies
in the Global Long-Term Care Facilities industry.

( Industry Median: -2.20 vs. NHC: 4.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
NHC' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 4.7  Med: -1.90 Max: -7.7
Current: 4.7

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 1.60
NHC's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
82% of the 146 Companies
in the Global Long-Term Care Facilities industry.

( Industry Median: 3.93 vs. NHC: 1.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
NHC' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.6  Med: 1.79 Max: 10.43
Current: 1.6
0.6
10.43
Price/Projected FCF 0.88
NHC's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
85% of the 96 Companies
in the Global Long-Term Care Facilities industry.

( Industry Median: 1.57 vs. NHC: 0.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
NHC' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.27  Med: 0.90 Max: 1.83
Current: 0.88
0.27
1.83
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 1.95
NHC's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked lower than
70% of the 23 Companies
in the Global Long-Term Care Facilities industry.

( Industry Median: 1.43 vs. NHC: 1.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 1.08
NHC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
62% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Long-Term Care Facilities industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. NHC: 1.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
NHC' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.09  Med: 0.83 Max: 1.35
Current: 1.08
0.09
1.35
Price/Graham Number 0.96
NHC's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
90% of the 98 Companies
in the Global Long-Term Care Facilities industry.

( Industry Median: 2.36 vs. NHC: 0.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
NHC' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.33  Med: 0.90 Max: 2.22
Current: 0.96
0.33
2.22
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 9.94
NHC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 204 Companies
in the Global Long-Term Care Facilities industry.

( Industry Median: 4.10 vs. NHC: 9.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
NHC' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 4.8  Med: 10.30 Max: 17.5
Current: 9.94
4.8
17.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 6.76
NHC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
64% of the 101 Companies
in the Global Long-Term Care Facilities industry.

( Industry Median: 10.96 vs. NHC: 6.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
NHC' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: 6.5  Med: 12.80 Max: 18
Current: 6.76
6.5
18

Business Description

Industry: Health Care Providers » Long-Term Care Facilities
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National Healthcare Corp began business in 1971. It was incorporated in Delaware. The Company's main business is the operation of skilled nursing facilities with associated assisted living and independent living centers. The Company's business activities include providing sub and post-acute 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 10 states, and its owned and leased properties are located mainly in the southeastern United States. The Company's business is post-acute care and senior health care services. Within health care services it provides services which includes, Skilled Nursing Facilities, Rehabilitative Services, Medical Specialty Units, Managed Care Contracts, Assisted Living Centers, Independent Living Centers, Homecare Programs and Pharmacy Operations. It also generate revenues from management, accounting and financial services to third party owners of healthcare facilities, from insurance services to our managed centers, and from rental income. It operates specialized care units within certain of its healthcare centers such as Alzheimer's disease care units, sub-acute nursing units and several in-house pharmacies. In its centers, experienced medical professionals provide medical services prescribed by physicians. Registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and certified nursing assistants provide 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 14 and manages one assisted living centers. Of these 15 centers, nine are located within the physical structure of a skilled nursing center or retirement center and six are freestanding. The Company's four owned or leased and one managed independent living center offer specially designed residential units for the
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