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Valuation Today: U.S. Physical Therapy (NYSE: USPH)


U.S. Physical Therapy is part of the health care providers industry and is in the healthcare sector. The company CEO is Christopher J. Reading. US Physical Therapy Inc operates outpatient physical therapy and occupational therapy clinics across US which provide treatment for orthopedic disorders, sports-related injuries, and work-related injuries.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The USPH stock showed a previous change of -0.46% with an open at 119.16 and a close of 118.09. It reached an intraday high of 119.29 and a low of 116.93.

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The stock has a market cap of $1.5b with 12.8m shares outstanding, of which the float is 12.1m shares. Trading volume reached 90,325 shares compared to its average volume of 89,326 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is bad, highly speculative and an investor may want to avoid this stock.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, U.S. Physical Therapy shares returned 0.08% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 2.07%. Over three months, it changed 7.16%. In one year it has changed 25.61% and within that year its 52-week high was 129.65 and its 52-week low was 95.50. USPH stock is 23.65% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 111.64 and a 50 day moving average of 114.19. Currently USPH stock is trading 5.77% above its 200 day moving average.

Business Wire:  U.S. Physical Therapy to Present at the East Coast IDEAS Conference


The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 1.31 that ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 90.15. Based on 3 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.62. The TTM EPS is 2.64, which comes to a TTM PE of 44.73. Historically, the PE high was 90.15 and the PE low was 23.40. If the stock reached its PE low, that would represent a price of 61.78, which is a decrease of -47.69%.

Below was the last reported quarterly diluted earnings per share:

1stQtr of 2019 (Reported on 05/02/2019): 0.39
4thQtr of 2018 (Reported on 03/07/2019): 0.43
3rdQtr of 2018 (Reported on 11/01/2018): 0.13
2ndQtr of 2018 (Reported on 08/02/2018): 0.48
1stQtr of 2018 (Reported on 05/03/2018): 0.27

The dividend per share is currently 1.08, which is a dividend yield of 0.91%. Also, the payout ratio is 40.91%, therefore the dividend is safe according to our calculations.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 26.45, which means it may be overvalued by -346.41%.

Indicators to Watch:

Short-interest was 1,241,172, which was 9.73% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio was 12.43. This stock has a moderate level of short interest, but may still be a buying opportunity depending on other indicators.

The current calculated beta is 1.11.

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 8.94%, return on assets is 4.04%, profit margin is 12.16%, price-to-sales is 3.57 and price-to-book is 6.89.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 0  :Valuation Score
 1  :Past Performance Score
 5  :Financial Strength Score
 4  :Future Growth Score
 1  :Dividend Score
 2  :Overall Score

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