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Laboratory of America Holdings (NYSE:LH) Financial Strength

: 6 (As of Dec. 2023)
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Laboratory of America Holdings has the Financial Strength Rank of 6.

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). The higher, the better.
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better.
3. Altman Z-Score.

Laboratory of America Holdings's Interest Coverage for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2023 was 4.70. Laboratory of America Holdings's debt to revenue ratio for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2023 was 0.49. As of today, Laboratory of America Holdings's Altman Z-Score is 2.86.


Competitive Comparison

For the Diagnostics & Research subindustry, Laboratory of America Holdings's Financial Strength, along with its competitors' market caps and Financial Strength data, can be viewed below:

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Laboratory of America Holdings Financial Strength Distribution

For the Medical Diagnostics & Research industry and Healthcare sector, Laboratory of America Holdings's Financial Strength distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Laboratory of America Holdings's Financial Strength falls into.



Laboratory of America Holdings Financial Strength Calculation

GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company's financial situation is. It is based on these factors

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest Coverage (current year). The higher, the better.

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

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:

Laboratory of America Holdings's Interest Expense for the months ended in Dec. 2023 was $-49 Mil. Its Operating Income for the months ended in Dec. 2023 was $229 Mil. And its Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2023 was $4,782 Mil.

Laboratory of America Holdings's Interest Coverage for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2023 is

Interest Coverage=-1*Operating Income (Q: Dec. 2023 )/Interest Expense (Q: Dec. 2023 )
=-1*229.3/-48.8
=4.70

The higher the ratio, the stronger the company's financial strength is.

2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better.

Laboratory of America Holdings's Debt to Revenue Ratio for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2023 is

Debt to Revenue Ratio=Total Debt (Q: Dec. 2023 ) / Revenue
=(Short-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation + Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation) / Revenue
=(1172 + 4782.2) / 12133.2
=0.49

3. Altman Z-Score.

Z-Score model is an accurate forecaster of failure up to two years prior to distress. It can be considered the assessment of the distress of industrial corporations.

The zones of discrimination were as such:

When Z-Score is less than 1.81, it is in Distress Zones.
When Z-Score is greater than 2.99, it is in Safe Zones.
When Z-Score is between 1.81 and 2.99, it is in Grey Zones.

Laboratory of America Holdings has a Z-score of 2.86, indicating it is in Grey Zones. This implies that Laboratory of America Holdings is in some kind of financial stress. If it is below 1.81, the company may faces bankrupcy risk.

Warning Sign:

Altman Z-score of 2.86 is in the grey area. This implies that the company is under some kind of financial stress. If it is below 1.8, the company may face bankruptcy risk.

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.


Laboratory of America Holdings  (NYSE:LH) Financial Strength Explanation

The maximum rank is 10. Companies with rank 7 or higher will be unlikely to fall into distressed situations. Companies with rank of 3 or less are likely in financial distress.

Laboratory of America Holdings has the Financial Strength Rank of 6.


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Laboratory of America Holdings (NYSE:LH) Business Description

Traded in Other Exchanges
Address
358 South Main Street, Burlington, NC, USA, 27215
Laboratory Corp. of America is one of the nation's two largest independent clinical laboratories, with roughly 20% of the independent lab market. The company operates approximately 2,000 patient-service centers, offering a broad range of 5,000 clinical lab tests, ranging from routine blood and urine screens to complex oncology and genomic testing.
Executives
Peter J Wilkinson officer: SVP, Chief Accounting Officer C/O PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT, 929 NORTH FRONT STREET, WILMINGTON NC 28401
Kerrii B Anderson director WENDY'S INTERNATIONAL, INC, 4288 WEST DUBLIN-GRANVILLE RD., DUBLIN OH 43017
Van Der Vaart Sandra D officer: SVP, Global General Counsel 531 SOUTH SPRING STREET, BURLINGTON NC 27215
Paul Rothman director 6 MEADOW ROAD, BALTIMORE MD 21212
Paul R Kirchgraber officer: CEO, Covance Drug Development 531 SOUTH SPRING STREET, BURLINGTON NC 27215
Mark S Schroeder officer: EVP, President-Diagnostics Lab 531 SOUTH SPRING STREET, BURLINGTON NC 27215
Megan D. Bailey officer: EVP, Chief Strategy Officer 531 SOUTH SPRING STREET, BURLINGTON NC 27215
Jonathan P. Divincenzo officer: EVP, Pres, Central Labs & Intl 940 WINTER STREET, PERKINELMER, INC. LEGAL DEPARTMENT, WALTHAM MA 02451
Anita Z Graham officer: EVP, CHRO C/O THE ADT CORPORATION, 1501 YAMATO ROAD, BOCA RATON FL 33431
Thomas Pike officer: Pres & CEO Clinical Business C/O ACCENTURE, 161 N. CLARK STREET, 23RD FLOOR, CHICAGO IL 60601
Kirsten Marie Kliphouse director 531 SOUTH SPRING STREET, BURLINGTON NC 27215
Glenn A Eisenberg officer: Chief Financial Officer, EVP P O BOX 1017, CHARLOTTE NC 28201-1017
Brian J Caveney officer: SVP, Chief Medical Officer 531 SOUTH SPRING STREET, BURLINGTON NC 27215
R Sanders Williams director DUKE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, TRENT DRIVE, DURHAM NC 27706
Amy B. Summy officer: EVP, Chief Marketing Officer 531 SOUTH SPRING STREET, BURLINGTON NC 27215