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How to buy R1 RCM stock | 20.23

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R1 RCM Inc is a health information services business based in the US. R1 RCM shares (RCM) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. R1 RCM employs 19,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.3 billion.

How to buy shares in R1 RCM

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for R1 RCM. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: RCM. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until R1 RCM reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$20.23, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of R1 RCM, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of R1 RCM. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

How has coronavirus impacted R1 RCM's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, R1 RCM's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was USD$20.23, which is 31.24% up on its pre-crash value of USD$13.91 and 184.13% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$7.12.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of R1 RCM shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$694.74 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$1,608.08.

R1 RCM share price

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R1 RCM shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-11-26.
Latest market close USD$20.23
52-week range USD$7.12 - USD$20.74
50-day moving average USD$18.5346
200-day moving average USD$14.7393
Wall St. target price USD$21.71
PE ratio 204.2
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.098

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Is it a good time to buy R1 RCM stock?

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R1 RCM price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $20.23 from 2020-11-16

1 week (2020-11-20) N/A
1 month (2020-10-30) 12.89%
3 months (2020-08-28) N/A
6 months (2020-05-28) N/A
1 year (2019-11-27) N/A
2 years (2018-11-27) N/A
3 years (2017-11-27) N/A
5 years (2015-11-27) N/A

Is R1 RCM under- or over-valued?

Valuing R1 RCM stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of R1 RCM's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

R1 RCM's P/E ratio

R1 RCM's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 204x. In other words, R1 RCM shares trade at around 204x 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.

R1 RCM's PEG ratio

R1 RCM's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.9219. 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 R1 RCM's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.


R1 RCM's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$194 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a R1 RCM's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

R1 RCM financials

Revenue TTM USD$1.3 billion
Operating margin TTM 10.13%
Gross profit TTM USD$198.3 million
Return on assets TTM 7.56%
Return on equity TTM 16.94%
Profit margin 3.68%
Book value $0.537
Market capitalisation USD$2.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting R1 RCM shares

There are currently 5.0 million R1 RCM shares held short by investors – that's known as R1 RCM's "short interest". This figure is 20.6% down from 6.3 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting R1 RCM shares can be evaluated.

R1 RCM's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

R1 RCM's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of R1 RCM shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of R1 RCM shares traded daily (recently around 1.2 million). R1 RCM's SIR currently stands at 4.23. In other words for every 100,000 R1 RCM shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4230 shares are currently held short.

However R1 RCM's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of R1 RCM shares, or, against the total number of tradable R1 RCM shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case R1 RCM's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 R1 RCM shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0329% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable R1 RCM shares, roughly 33 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against R1 RCM.

Find out more about how you can short R1 RCM stock.

R1 RCM share dividends

We're not expecting R1 RCM to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

R1 RCM share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, R1 RCM's shares have ranged in value from as little as $7.12 up to $20.74. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

RCM.US volatility(beta: 0.74)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while R1 RCM's is 0.7424. This would suggest that R1 RCM's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

R1 RCM overview

R1 RCM Inc. provides revenue cycle management (RCM) for healthcare providers in the United States. It offers end-to-end RCM services to manage their revenue cycle operations, which encompass patient registration, insurance and benefit verification, medical treatment documentation and coding, and bill preparation and collection from patients and payers. The company also provides modular services comprising physician advisory services, which assists hospitals in complying with payer requirements regarding whether to classify a hospital visit as an in-patient or an out-patient observation case for billing purposes; practice management services that offers administrative and operational support for patient care and outsource non-core functions; and revenue capture services, including charge capture, charge description master maintenance, and pricing services. It serves healthcare providers, including health systems and hospitals, physicians groups, and municipal and private emergency medical service providers, as well as intermountain homecare, hospice and palliative care, and durable medical equipment and infusion therapy business. The company was formerly known as Accretive Health, Inc. and changed its name to R1 RCM Inc. in January 2017. R1 RCM Inc. was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

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