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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

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.01
UHS's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
98% of the 209 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 0.34 vs. UHS: 0.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
UHS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.01 Max: 0.27
Current: 0.01
0
0.27
Equity to Asset 0.43
UHS's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
50% of the 197 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 0.43 vs. UHS: 0.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
UHS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.26  Med: 0.42 Max: 0.52
Current: 0.43
0.26
0.52
Interest Coverage 7.96
UHS's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
52% of the 122 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 7.21 vs. UHS: 7.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
UHS' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 4.47  Med: 7.06 Max: 25.45
Current: 7.96
4.47
25.45
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 3.02
M-Score: -2.58
WACC vs ROIC
11.26%
10.67%
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

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 13.37
UHS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 209 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 7.51 vs. UHS: 13.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
UHS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 7.71  Med: 8.85 Max: 23
Current: 13.37
7.71
23
Net-margin (%) 6.95
UHS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 209 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 3.29 vs. UHS: 6.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
UHS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 3.51  Med: 4.66 Max: 7.01
Current: 6.95
3.51
7.01
ROE (%) 15.99
UHS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 192 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 8.87 vs. UHS: 15.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
UHS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 11.67  Med: 14.67 Max: 20.33
Current: 15.99
11.67
20.33
ROA (%) 6.61
UHS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 213 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 3.19 vs. UHS: 6.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
UHS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 4.01  Med: 5.92 Max: 8.46
Current: 6.61
4.01
8.46
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 27.81
UHS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 211 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 16.21 vs. UHS: 27.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
UHS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 12.5  Med: 18.75 Max: 31.91
Current: 27.81
12.5
31.91
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 5.30
UHS's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 155 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 7.90 vs. UHS: 5.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
UHS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 5.3  Med: 13.50 Max: 19.4
Current: 5.3
5.3
19.4
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 5.70
UHS's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 119 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 7.10 vs. UHS: 5.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
UHS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -3.3  Med: 14.30 Max: 26.7
Current: 5.7
-3.3
26.7
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 10.30
UHS's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 114 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 8.30 vs. UHS: 10.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
UHS' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -9.8  Med: 16.70 Max: 29.8
Current: 10.3
-9.8
29.8
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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

UHS Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Caxton Associates 20,000 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 50,000 sh (New)
Larry Robbins 124,896 sh (New)
Mariko Gordon 48,682 sh (+9.52%)
Ron Baron 435,670 sh (+7.43%)
Vanguard Health Care Fund 4,484,600 sh (+5.28%)
Steven Cohen 50,000 sh (unchged)
Chris Davis 145,600 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Private Capital 393,226 sh (-3.15%)
Westport Asset Management 820,858 sh (-4.17%)
Joel Greenblatt 333,786 sh (-21.74%)
Andreas Halvorsen 1,277,443 sh (-53.71%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 125,500 sh (-61.06%)
Paul Tudor Jones 4,400 sh (-73.92%)
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Q3 2014

UHS Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Robert Olstein 50,000 sh (New)
RS Investment Management 222,655 sh (New)
Ken Heebner 1,045,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 108,700 sh (+2370.45%)
Larry Robbins 406,960 sh (+225.84%)
Louis Moore Bacon 105,000 sh (+110.00%)
Mariko Gordon 48,682 sh (unchged)
Andreas Halvorsen Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Westport Asset Management 808,084 sh (-1.56%)
Ron Baron 416,368 sh (-4.43%)
Joel Greenblatt 300,385 sh (-10.01%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 104,940 sh (-16.38%)
Vanguard Health Care Fund 3,663,400 sh (-18.31%)
Chris Davis 116,100 sh (-20.26%)
Private Capital 255,024 sh (-35.15%)
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Q4 2014

UHS Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Lee Ainslie 834,757 sh (New)
Jim Simons 159,500 sh (New)
Andreas Halvorsen 514,699 sh (New)
Robert Olstein 62,000 sh (+24.00%)
Vanguard Health Care Fund 4,053,000 sh (+10.63%)
RS Investment Management 240,773 sh (+8.14%)
Chris Davis 119,100 sh (+2.58%)
Mariko Gordon 48,682 sh (unchged)
Larry Robbins 406,960 sh (unchged)
Ken Heebner Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc Sold Out
Ron Baron 413,228 sh (-0.75%)
Joel Greenblatt 290,283 sh (-3.36%)
Private Capital 244,224 sh (-4.23%)
Westport Asset Management 764,584 sh (-5.38%)
Paul Tudor Jones 4,840 sh (-95.55%)
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Q1 2015

UHS Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Larry Robbins 974,960 sh (+139.57%)
Paul Tudor Jones 8,544 sh (+76.53%)
Lee Ainslie 969,941 sh (+16.19%)
Vanguard Health Care Fund 4,053,000 sh (unchged)
Robert Olstein 62,000 sh (unchged)
Andreas Halvorsen Sold Out
Ron Baron 413,187 sh (-0.01%)
Chris Davis 118,990 sh (-0.09%)
RS Investment Management 237,942 sh (-1.18%)
Westport Asset Management 754,584 sh (-1.31%)
Private Capital 214,499 sh (-12.17%)
Joel Greenblatt 224,821 sh (-22.55%)
Mariko Gordon 36,833 sh (-24.34%)
Jim Simons 108,000 sh (-32.29%)
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Guru Investment Theses on Universal Health Services Inc

Westport Select Cap Fund Comments on Universal Health Services Inc - May 29, 2015

Universal Health Services, Inc., Class B shares (UHS), the fund’s largest position, was up nearly 6%, contributing 79 basis points. The company continues to benefit from the Affordable Care Actii (“Obamacare“) as it reported strong fourth quarter results and forecast continued above average growth for 2015.

From Westport Asset Management (Trades, Portfolio)’s Westport Select Cap Fund Q1 2015 Commentary.

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Mario Gabelli Comments on UnitedHealth Group Inc - Jul 30, 2014

UnitedHealth Group Inc. (UHS) (0.2%) (UNH - $81.75 - NYSE) is the largest and most diverse health care company in the United States. United insures over forty million people around the world, but also provides over $40 billion worth of technology, pharmacy benefits management, and other care services through its Optum division. The company has successfully navigated the changes required by the Affordable Care Act and is winning new business in state Medicaid programs and in a limited number of state exchanges. UnitedHealth is also finding new growth internationally, especially in Brazil where the company now serves over four million people.

From Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio)’s The Gabelli Asset Fund Second Quarter 2014 Shareholder Commentary.

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Westport Select Cap Fund Comments on Universal Health Services Inc - Jul 28, 2014

The second largest contributor to first half performance was Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS), Class B shares, the fund’s largest position. The operator of acute care and mental health hospitals gained nearly 18% and contributed 182 basis points. First quarter earnings exceeded estimates, reflecting the early positive impact of the Affordable Care Act (also known as “Obamacare.”)

From Westport Asset Management (Trades, Portfolio)’s Westport Select Cap Fund Second Quarter 2014 Commentary.

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Westport Fund Comments on Universal Health Services Inc - Jul 28, 2014

Health care holdings were the second largest industry sector contribution to the Fund’s performance at 128 basis points, similar to the 138 basis points contribution of the health care sector to the Russell Midcap® Index. The best performer among the portfolio holdings in health care was Universal Health Services, Inc., Class B shares (UHS) which contributed 64 basis points to performance with an 18% return in the first half.

From Westport Asset Management (Trades, Portfolio)’s Westport Fund Second Quarter 2014 Commentary.

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Baron Funds Comments on Universal Health Services Inc. - Nov 06, 2013

The Fund continues to search for companies that will be long-term beneficiaries of the major changes impacting the U.S. healthcare system. During the past three quarters, we established a position in Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS), a private hospital company with a unique business model. UHS is a leading operator of acute care hospitals, and it is also the nation's largest operator of behavioral health hospitals, which treat patients with mental illnesses. We believe UHS has an attractive business mix, with approximately half its revenues coming from acute care (i.e., traditional hospitals) and half coming from high-margin, low capital intensive behavioral health hospitals. We believe that both segments should benefit from expanded insurance coverage under healthcare reform.

UHS is the largest provider of behavioral health services in the U.S., with market share of approximately 35% – 40% of freestanding behavioral hospitals. We believe this is an attractive sector within the private hospital industry, which is currently undervalued by the market. This sector has benefitted from lack of additional capacity, the relative absence of consolidated competitors, a favor able reimbursement regime, and modest bad debt expense. We believe that demand for behavioral health services is economically insensitive, as evidenced by UHS's achieving same store revenue growth of approximately 5% in this segment throughout the recession. And, we believe that healthcare reform should lead to an expanded pool of potential paying patients. Broader healthcare coverage is also likely to uncover more previously underdiagnosed and undertreated mentally ill patients. Furthermore, current capacity at UHS's behavioral health facilities is running about 1,000 basis points below its peak, and the margin on incremental patients is high.

In the acute care segment, we believe that UHS should also benefit from lower bad debt expense and higher utilization from expanded insurance coverage. UHS' geographically dispersed acute hospitals benefit from being market share leaders in some of the country's fastest growing markets where population growth is expected to be approximately 9%, twice the national level. In fact, 97% of the company's EBITDA comes from hospitals that are #1 or #2 in their markets; these dominant franchises make UHS a "must have" provider for managed care contracts and positions the company well for narrow networks under healthcare exchanges. Lastly, UHS has the lowest leverage among its for profit peers, leaving flexibility for acquisitions and accretive share repurchases.

From Ron Baron's Baron Funds third quarter 2013 report.


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Westport Asset Management Comments on Universal Health Services Inc. - Aug 08, 2013

By far the biggest contributor to first half performance was the Westport Select Cap Fund's largest holding, Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS), Class B shares. This operator of acute care and mental health hospitals gained over 38% and contributed 393 basis points to performance. Once again investors focused on the company as a prime beneficiary of the 2014 implementation of the Affordable Care Act, known by most commentators as "Obamacare."

From Westport Asset Management's second quarter 2013 letter.
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Top Ranked Articles about Universal Health Services Inc

Westport Select Cap Fund Comments on Universal Health Services Inc
Universal Health Services, Inc., Class B shares (UHS), the fund’s largest position, was up nearly 6%, contributing 79 basis points. The company continues to benefit from the Affordable Care Actii (“Obamacare“) as it reported strong fourth quarter results and forecast continued above average growth for 2015. Read more...
Westport Select Cap Fund Comments on Universal Health Services Inc
The second largest contributor to first half performance was Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS), Class B shares, the fund’s largest position. The operator of acute care and mental health hospitals gained nearly 18% and contributed 182 basis points. First quarter earnings exceeded estimates, reflecting the early positive impact of the Affordable Care Act (also known as “Obamacare.”) Read more...
Westport Fund Comments on Universal Health Services Inc
Health care holdings were the second largest industry sector contribution to the Fund’s performance at 128 basis points, similar to the 138 basis points contribution of the health care sector to the Russell Midcap® Index. The best performer among the portfolio holdings in health care was Universal Health Services, Inc., Class B shares (UHS) which contributed 64 basis points to performance with an 18% return in the first half. Read more...

Ratios

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history
P/E(ttm) 24.72
UHS's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
58% of the 139 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 27.60 vs. UHS: 24.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
UHS' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 8.06  Med: 13.95 Max: 25.79
Current: 24.72
8.06
25.79
Forward P/E 19.80
UHS's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
51% of the 96 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 19.65 vs. UHS: 19.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 24.70
UHS's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
56% of the 138 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 27.60 vs. UHS: 24.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
UHS' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 8.22  Med: 15.12 Max: 28.77
Current: 24.7
8.22
28.77
P/B 3.61
UHS's P/B is ranked lower than
60% of the 188 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 2.75 vs. UHS: 3.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
UHS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.01  Med: 2.10 Max: 3.61
Current: 3.61
1.01
3.61
P/S 1.71
UHS's P/S is ranked lower than
54% of the 211 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 1.52 vs. UHS: 1.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
UHS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.33  Med: 0.75 Max: 1.72
Current: 1.71
0.33
1.72
PFCF 20.03
UHS's PFCF is ranked higher than
54% of the 105 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 21.51 vs. UHS: 20.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
UHS' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 8.63  Med: 16.78 Max: 296.78
Current: 20.03
8.63
296.78
POCF 12.91
UHS's POCF is ranked higher than
59% of the 150 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 15.38 vs. UHS: 12.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
UHS' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 3.2  Med: 7.80 Max: 24.85
Current: 12.91
3.2
24.85
EV-to-EBIT 15.18
UHS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
67% of the 159 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 19.70 vs. UHS: 15.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
UHS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 4.6  Med: 10.80 Max: 16.7
Current: 15.18
4.6
16.7
PEG 1.55
UHS's PEG is ranked higher than
76% of the 66 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 2.91 vs. UHS: 1.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
UHS' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.38  Med: 1.07 Max: 4.53
Current: 1.55
0.38
4.53
Shiller P/E 32.98
UHS's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
59% of the 80 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 28.84 vs. UHS: 32.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
UHS' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 8.32  Med: 17.32 Max: 33.07
Current: 32.98
8.32
33.07
Current Ratio 1.37
UHS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
52% of the 199 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 1.35 vs. UHS: 1.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
UHS' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.95  Med: 1.56 Max: 1.98
Current: 1.37
0.95
1.98
Quick Ratio 1.28
UHS's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
54% of the 199 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. UHS: 1.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
UHS' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.82  Med: 1.43 Max: 1.78
Current: 1.28
0.82
1.78
Days Inventory 41.90
UHS's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
74% of the 152 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 17.13 vs. UHS: 41.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
UHS' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 8.43  Med: 11.44 Max: 44.63
Current: 41.9
8.43
44.63
Days Sales Outstanding 60.35
UHS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
71% of the 184 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 46.89 vs. UHS: 60.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
UHS' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 42.28  Med: 52.09 Max: 61.3
Current: 60.35
42.28
61.3

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 0.28
UHS's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
96% of the 217 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 1.71 vs. UHS: 0.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
UHS' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.17  Med: 0.51 Max: 0.99
Current: 0.28
0.17
0.99
Dividend Payout 0.06
UHS's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
98% of the 129 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 0.43 vs. UHS: 0.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
UHS' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.03  Med: 0.07 Max: 0.53
Current: 0.06
0.03
0.53
Dividend growth (3y) 14.50
UHS's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
58% of the 62 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 12.60 vs. UHS: 14.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
UHS' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 58.7
Current: 14.5
0
58.7
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.47
UHS's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
91% of the 222 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. UHS: 0.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
UHS' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.29  Med: 0.86 Max: 1.66
Current: 0.47
0.29
1.66
Share Buyback Rate -0.70
UHS's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
69% of the 127 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: -2.20 vs. UHS: -0.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
UHS' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 6.8  Med: 0.80 Max: -5.7
Current: -0.7

Valuation & Return

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vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 23.17
UHS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
97% of the 139 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 4.01 vs. UHS: 23.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
UHS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.65  Med: 4.31 Max: 326.64
Current: 23.17
1.65
326.64
Price/Projected FCF 1.65
UHS's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
53% of the 94 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 1.51 vs. UHS: 1.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
UHS' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.74  Med: 1.22 Max: 33.96
Current: 1.65
0.74
33.96
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 1.01
UHS's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked higher than
82% of the 22 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 1.47 vs. UHS: 1.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 2.29
UHS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
90% of the 193 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. UHS: 2.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
UHS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.5  Med: 1.03 Max: 2.15
Current: 2.29
0.5
2.15
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.57
UHS's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
74% of the 50 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 2.31 vs. UHS: 1.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
UHS' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.43  Med: 1.17 Max: 3.96
Current: 1.57
0.43
3.96
Price/Graham Number 4.74
UHS's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
80% of the 93 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 2.36 vs. UHS: 4.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
UHS' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.85  Med: 1.82 Max: 11.79
Current: 4.74
0.85
11.79
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 6.58
UHS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 202 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. UHS: 6.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
UHS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 6  Med: 9.30 Max: 21.9
Current: 6.58
6
21.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 18.86
UHS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 101 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 10.88 vs. UHS: 18.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
UHS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: 9.5  Med: 19.00 Max: 28.9
Current: 18.86
9.5
28.9

Business Description

Industry: Health Care Providers » Medical Care
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Universal Health Services Inc is a Delaware corporation organized in 1979. The Company through its subsidiaries is engaged in the business of owning and operating, acute care hospitals, behavioral health centers, surgical hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers and radiation oncology centers. The Company owned and/or operated 24 acute care hospitals and 193 behavioral health centers located in 37 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Services provided by hospitals include general and specialty surgery, internal medicine, obstetrics, emergency room care, radiology, oncology, diagnostic care, coronary care, pediatric services, pharmacy services and behavioral health services. The Company provides capital resources as well as management services to facilities, including central purchasing, information services, finance and control systems, facilities planning, physician recruitment services, administrative personnel management, marketing and public relations. The Company's reportable operating segments consist of acute care hospital services and behavioral health care services. The Other segment includes centralized services including information services, purchasing, reimbursement, accounting, taxation, legal, advertising, design and construction and patient accounting as well as the operating results for its other operating entities including outpatient surgery and radiation centers. All of the Company's acute care hospitals and its behavioral health centers are certified as providers of Medicare and Medicaid services by the appropriate governmental authorities. Medicare is a federal program that provides certain hospital and medical insurance benefits to persons aged 65 and over, some disabled persons and persons with end-stage renal disease. Medicaid is a joint federal-state funded health care benefit program that is administered by the states to provide benefits to qualifying individuals who are unable to afford care state Medicaid payments are made under a PPS-like system, or under programs that negotiate payment levels with individual hospitals. The Company's hospitals also provide services to individuals covered by private health care insurance. Private insurance carriers typically make direct payments to hospitals or, in some cases, reimburse their policy holders, based upon the particular hospital's established charges and the particular coverage provided in the insurance policy. Its hospitals provide services to individuals that do not have any form of health care coverage. Such patients are evaluated, at the time of service or shortly thereafter, for their ability to pay based upon federal and state poverty guidelines, qualifications for Medicaid or other state assistance programs, as well as its local hospital's indigent and charity care policy. The Company faces competition for acquisition candidates mainly from other for-profit health care companies, as well as from not-for-profit entities.
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