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Top 5 Companies in the Health Care Facilities Industry With the Lowest Projected Earnings Growth (SEM, ACHC, USPH, UHS, HCA)

By Nick Russo

Below are the three companies in the Health Care Facilities industry with the lowest projected earnings growth. The growth of earnings per share (current fiscal year estimated vs. last year actual) is important to gauge future profitability and relative value. Higher EPS growth generally justifies higher earnings multiples.

Select Medical ranks lowest with a projected earnings growth of 9.1%. Acadia Healthcar is next with a projected earnings growth of 12.7%. Us Physical Ther ranks third lowest with a projected earnings growth of 20.0%.

Universal Hlth-B follows with a projected earnings growth of 25.8%, and Hca Healthcare I rounds out the bottom five with a projected earnings growth of 29.6%.

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Keywords: lowest projected earnings growth select medical acadia healthcar us physical ther universal hlth-b hca healthcare i

Ticker(s): SEM ACHC USPH UHS HCA