Universal Health Services (UHS) Case Study by Nicky

Universal Health Services (UHS)
A financial analysis of Universal Health Services (UHS), a U.S. health care provider.
# 128629 | 2,595 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2010 | US
Published on Jul 30, 2010 in Business (Companies) , Business (Finance, Investment and Banking)


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Description:

The paper focuses on the strengths and weaknesses of Universal Health Services (UHS), a healthcare provider operating in thirty two states nationwide. The paper examines the company's liquidity, income statement and statement of cash flows, and provides recommendations for UHS to concentrate on improving its operational efficiency.

Outline:
Executive Summary
Introduction
Strengths and Weaknesses
Financials - Liquidity
Financials - Income Statement
Financials - Statement of Cash Flows
Recommendations
Conclusion

From the Paper:

"UHS is a well-managed, national health care provider. They are the number three operator of health care facilities in the US. Their primary strengths lie in their sound management and geographic diversity. They do not, however, have any particular source of competitive advantage. Moreover, they are highly leveraged, which has allowed them to grow profitably but also compromises the company in the long-term in relation to their competitors.
"UHS is liquid, despite their debt. Their current ratio and receivable turn are solid if unspectacular. They receive the bulk of their revenues from three customer classes - Medicare, Medicaid and managed care companies."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Charts from Yahoo! Finance. Retrieved November 8, 2008 from http://finance.yahoo.com/echarts?s=UHS#chart10:symbol=uhs;range=1y;compare=^gspc;indicator=ke_sd+volume;charttype=line;crosshair=on;ohlcvalues=0;logscale=off;source=undefined
  • Financials, stock overview and competitor financials from Reuters. Retrieved November 8, 2008 from http://www.reuters.com/finance/stocks/overview?symbol=UHS.N
  • UHS 2007 Annual Report retrieved November 8, 2008 from http://www.uhsinc.com/temp/UHS%20Annual%20Report_web.pdf
  • UHS 2006 Annual Report retrieved November 8, 2008 from http://library.corporate-ir.net/library/10/105/105817/items/249016/58689%20UHS%20Fin.pdf

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