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HCA Holdings, the biggest for-profit hospital operator with 168 hospitals and 113 free-standing surgery centers, has been cashing in as more patients with insurance walk through its hospital doors as a result of the Affordable Care Act. For four quarters running, the Nashville-based company has unveiled an upbeat preview of its quarterly report. In the first three months of 2015, earnings rose 70% as admissions continued to improve. HCA also said it would increase its three-year capital spending plan by $500 million to a total of roughly $7.7 billion “to meet growing capital investment opportunities” across its existing markets. There is one grey cloud on the horizon which could slow HCA’s plans. The Supreme Court will rule on the legality of the ACA’s insurance subsidies this year, which if they are struck down will cut into HCA’s bottom line.

Company Info

R. Milton Johnson
Health Care: Medical Facilities
Health Care
HQ Location
Nashville, TN
Years on List21
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Key Financials (last fiscal year)

$ millions% change
Revenues ($M)40,0875.4%
Profits ($M)1,87520.5%
Total Stockholder Equity-7,894-
Market Value (as of March 31, 2015)31,559-

Profit Ratios

Profit as % of Revenues4.7%
Profits as % of Assets6%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity-

Earnings Per Share (last fiscal year)

Earnings Per Share ($)4.16
EPS % Change (from 2013)23.4%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)-
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)-

Total Return

Total Return to Investors (2014)53.8%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)-
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)-