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Community Health Systems Interest Coverage

: 1.18 (As of Jun. 2020)
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Interest Coverage is a ratio that determines how easily a company can pay interest expenses on outstanding debt. It is calculated by dividing a company's Operating Income by its Interest Expense. Community Health Systems's Operating Income for the three months ended in Jun. 2020 was $308 Mil. Community Health Systems's Interest Expense for the three months ended in Jun. 2020 was $-260 Mil. Community Health Systems's interest coverage for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2020 was 1.18. The higher the ratio, the stronger the company's financial strength is.

Warning Sign:

Ben Graham prefers companies interest coverage is at least 5. Community Health Systems Incs earnings cannot cover its interest expense. If the situation continues, the company may have to issue more debt.

NYSE:CYH' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.23   Med: 1.48   Max: 1.97
Current: 0.92

0.23
1.97

NYSE:CYH's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
93% of the 339 Companies
in the Healthcare Providers & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.07 vs. NYSE:CYH: 0.92 )

Note: If both Interest Expense and Interest Income are empty, while Net Interest Income is negative, then use Net Interest Income as Interest Expense.


Community Health Systems Interest Coverage Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

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Community Health Systems Annual Data
Dec10 Dec11 Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19
Interest Coverage Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 1.43 1.10 0.23 0.90 0.84

Community Health Systems Quarterly Data
Sep15 Dec15 Mar16 Jun16 Sep16 Dec16 Mar17 Jun17 Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20
Interest Coverage Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 0.56 0.81 1.11 0.60 1.18

Competitive Comparison
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Community Health Systems Interest Coverage Distribution

* The bar in red indicates where Community Health Systems's Interest Coverage falls into.



Community Health Systems Interest Coverage Calculation

Interest Coverage is a ratio that determines how easily a company can pay interest expenses on outstanding debt. It is calculated by dividing a company's Operating Income (EBIT) by its Interest Expense:

If Interest Expense is negative and Operating Income is positive, then

Interest Coverage=-1* Operating Income /Interest Expense

Else if Interest Expense is negative and Operating Income is negative, then

The company did not have earnings to cover the interest expense.

Else if Interest Expense is 0 and Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation is 0, then

The company had no debt.


Note: If both Interest Expense and Interest Income are empty, while Net Interest Income is negative, then use Net Interest Income as Interest Expense.

Community Health Systems's Interest Coverage for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2019 is calculated as

Here, for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2019, Community Health Systems's Interest Expense was $-1,044 Mil. Its Operating Income was $881 Mil. And its Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation was $13,872 Mil.

Interest Coverage=-1* Operating Income (A: Dec. 2019 )/Interest Expense (A: Dec. 2019 )
=-1*881/-1044
=0.84

Community Health Systems's Interest Coverage for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2020 is calculated as

Here, for the three months ended in Jun. 2020, Community Health Systems's Interest Expense was $-260 Mil. Its Operating Income was $308 Mil. And its Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation was $13,614 Mil.

Interest Coverage=-1* Operating Income (Q: Jun. 2020 )/Interest Expense (Q: Jun. 2020 )
=-1*308/-260
=1.18

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

The higher the ratio, the stronger the company's Financial Strength is.


Community Health Systems  (NYSE:CYH) Interest Coverage Explanation

Ben Graham requires that a company has a minimum interest coverage of 5 with the companies he invested. If the interest coverage is less than 2, the company is burdened by debt. Any business slow or recession may drag the company into a situation where it cannot pay the interest on its debt.

Interest Coverage is an important factor when GuruFocus ranks a company's overage Financial Strength .


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