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HCA Turns In Weak Q1 and Reduces 2022 Outlook Primarily on Labor Challenges; Shares Fairly Valued

Julie Utterback, CFA Senior Equity Analyst

Analyst Note

| Julie Utterback, CFA |

Narrow-moat HCA Healthcare turned in weaker-than-expected first-quarter results as labor cost inflation put pressure on the bottom line, and management has lowered its guidance for 2022 after only one quarter. However, considering cash flows generated since our last valuation update, we are not changing our $239 fair value estimate. Even with a midteens percentage drop after today's announcement, the shares still look about fairly valued.

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Business Description

HCA Healthcare is a Nashville-based healthcare provider organization operating the largest collection of acute-care hospitals in the U.S. As of December 2020, the firm owned and operated 185 hospitals, 121 freestanding outpatient surgery centers, and a broad network of physician offices, urgent care clinics, and freestanding emergency rooms across nearly 20 states and a small foothold in England.

One Park Plaza
Nashville, TN, 37203
T +1 615 344-9551
Sector Healthcare
Industry Medical Care Facilities
Most Recent Earnings Mar 31, 2022
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2022
Stock Type Classic Growth
Employees 284,000

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