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HCA Healthcare Inc HCA

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HCA Meets Challenges of COVID-19 Pandemic in 2020 and Guides Toward Our Expectations in 2021

Julie Utterback, CFA Senior Equity Analyst

Analyst Note

| Julie Utterback, CFA |

Narrow-moat HCA Healthcare beat expectations for the fourth quarter but guided to 2021 operating results that are roughly in line with our expectations. As we primarily reflect recently generated cash flows in our model, we may mildly increase our fair value estimate, and we think HCA shares will likely remain about reasonably priced for the risk.

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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 Dec 31, 2020
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2020
Stock Type Classic Growth
Employees 275,000