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How to buy Healthcare Services Group stock
Learn how to easily invest in Healthcare Services Group stock.
Healthcare Services Group Inc is a medical care facilities business based in the US. Healthcare Services Group shares (HCSG) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Healthcare Services Group employs 39,200 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $1.7 billion.
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What's in this guide?
- HCSG shares summary
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- Is HCSG stock a buy or sell?
- Stock performance over time
- Are HCSG shares over-valued?
- Healthcare Services Group's financials
- How volatile are HCSG shares?
- Does Healthcare Services Group pay a dividend?
- Have HCSG shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Healthcare Services Group stock price (NASDAQ: HCSG)Use our graph to track the performance of HCSG stocks over time.
Healthcare Services Group shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$12.13|
|52-week range||$12.64 - $24.39|
|50-day moving average||$14.45|
|200-day moving average||$16.55|
|Wall St. target price||$16.25|
|Dividend yield||$0.848 (6.33%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$0.39|
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Healthcare Services Group price performance over time
|1 week (2022-09-23)||-5.75%|
|1 month (2022-09-01)||-13.05%|
|3 months (2022-07-01)||-31.08%|
|6 months (2022-04-01)||-34.61%|
|1 year (2021-10-01)||-52.32%|
|2 years (2020-10-01)||-44.18%|
|3 years (2019-10-01)||23.32|
|5 years (2017-09-29)||53.97|
Is Healthcare Services Group stock undervalued or overvalued?
Valuing Healthcare Services Group stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Healthcare Services Group's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Healthcare Services Group's P/E ratio
Healthcare Services Group's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 33x. In other words, Healthcare Services Group shares trade at around 33x recent earnings.
That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.
Healthcare Services Group's PEG ratio
Healthcare Services Group's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.967. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Healthcare Services Group's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Healthcare Services Group's EBITDA
Healthcare Services Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $53.7 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Healthcare Services Group's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Healthcare Services Group financials
|Revenue TTM||$1.7 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||2.66%|
|Gross profit TTM||$226.9 million|
|Return on assets TTM||3.61%|
|Return on equity TTM||6.43%|
|Market capitalisation||$953.1 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Healthcare Services Group share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 2.12% of net profits
Recently Healthcare Services Group has paid out, on average, around 2.12% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 6.33% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Healthcare Services Group shareholders could enjoy a 6.33% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Healthcare Services Group's case, that would currently equate to about $0.848 per share.
While Healthcare Services Group's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Healthcare Services Group is investing more in its future growth.
Healthcare Services Group's most recent dividend payout was on 22 September 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 17 August 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Healthcare Services Group's shares ever split?
Healthcare Services Group's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 14 November 2010. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Healthcare Services Group shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Healthcare Services Group shares which in turn could have impacted Healthcare Services Group's share price.
Healthcare Services Group share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Healthcare Services Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as $12.64 up to $24.3854. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Healthcare Services Group's is 0.2157. This would suggest that Healthcare Services Group's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Healthcare Services Group overview
Healthcare Services Group, Inc. provides management, administrative, and operating services to the housekeeping, laundry, linen, facility maintenance, and dietary service departments of nursing homes, retirement complexes, rehabilitation centers, and hospitals in the United States. It operates through two segments, Housekeeping and Dietary. The Housekeeping segment engages in the cleaning, disinfecting, and sanitizing of resident rooms and common areas of the client's facility, as well as laundering and processing of the bed linens, uniforms, resident personal clothing, and other assorted linen items utilized at a client's facility. The Dietary segment provides food purchasing, meal preparation, and professional dietitian services, which include the development of menus that meet the dietary needs of residents. This segment also offers on-site management and clinical consulting services to facilities. As of December 31, 2021, the company provided its services to approximately 3,000 facilities.
Healthcare Services Group in the news
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Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of Healthcare Services Group is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.724% of Healthcare Services Group shares are held by insiders and 108.83% by institutions. How many people work for Healthcare Services Group?
Latest data suggests 39,200 work at Healthcare Services Group. When does the fiscal year end for Healthcare Services Group?
Healthcare Services Group's fiscal year ends in December. Where is Healthcare Services Group based?
Healthcare Services Group's address is: 3220 Tillman Drive, Bensalem, PA, United States, 19020 What is Healthcare Services Group's ISIN number?
Healthcare Services Group's international securities identification number is: US4219061086 What is Healthcare Services Group's CUSIP number?
Healthcare Services Group's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 421906108
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