About The Ensign Group (NASDAQ:ENSG)
The Ensign Group, Inc., through its operating subsidiaries, provides healthcare services across the post-acute care continuum, as well as other ancillary businesses located in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, Nevada, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wisconsin. The Company's subsidiaries provide skilled nursing, assisted living, home health and hospice, and other ancillary services. Its segments include transitional and skilled services segment, which includes the operation of skilled nursing facilities; assisted and independent living services segment, which includes the operation of assisted and independent living facilities; home health and hospice services segment, which includes its home health, home care and hospice businesses, and all other segment, which includes mobile diagnostics and other ancillary operations. As of July10, 2017, it operated in 226 healthcare facilities.
Industry, Sector and Symbol:
- Sector: Medical
- Industry: Hospitals, Clinics & Primary Care Services
- Sub-Industry: Health Care Facilities
- Symbol: NASDAQ:ENSG
- CUSIP: 29358P10
- Web: www.ensigngroup.net
- Market Cap: $1.17098 billion
- Outstanding Shares: 50,868,000
- 50 Day Moving Avg: $21.61
- 200 Day Moving Avg: $20.48
- 52 Week Range: $16.51 - $23.78
Sales & Book Value:
- Trailing P/E Ratio: 26.80
- Foreward P/E Ratio: 15.55
- P/E Growth: 1.04
- Annual Revenue: $1.75 billion
- Price / Sales: 0.67
- Book Value: $9.14 per share
- Price / Book: 2.52
- Annual Dividend: $0.17
- Dividend Yield: 0.7%
- EBITDA: $121.76 million
- Net Margins: 2.54%
- Return on Equity: 13.01%
- Return on Assets: 6.14%
- Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.60%
- Current Ratio: 1.58%
- Quick Ratio: 1.58%
- Average Volume: 166,043 shs.
- Beta: 0.87
- Short Ratio: 16.04
Frequently Asked Questions for The Ensign Group (NASDAQ:ENSG)
What is The Ensign Group's stock symbol?
The Ensign Group trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "ENSG."
How often does The Ensign Group pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for The Ensign Group?
The Ensign Group declared a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, September 12th. Stockholders of record on Saturday, September 30th will be given a dividend of $0.043 per share on Tuesday, October 31st. This represents a $0.17 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.75%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 28th. View The Ensign Group's Dividend History.
When did The Ensign Group's stock split? How did The Ensign Group's stock split work?
Shares of The Ensign Group split on Thursday, December 24th 2015. The 2-1 split was announced on Wednesday, December 9th 2015. The newly issued shares were payable to shareholders after the market closes on Wednesday, December 23rd 2015. An investor that had 100 shares of The Ensign Group stock prior to the split would have 200 shares after the split.
How will The Ensign Group's stock buyback program work?
The Ensign Group declared that its board has approved a stock buyback program on Wednesday, April 12th 2017, which permits the company to repurchase $30,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to buy up to 3% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares repurchase programs are often an indication that the company's board of directors believes its stock is undervalued.
How were The Ensign Group's earnings last quarter?
The Ensign Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENSG) released its earnings results on Monday, May, 1st. The company reported $0.34 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.33 by $0.01. The business had revenue of $441.74 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $435.72 million. The Ensign Group had a return on equity of 13.01% and a net margin of 2.54%. View The Ensign Group's Earnings History.
When will The Ensign Group make its next earnings announcement?
What guidance has The Ensign Group issued on next quarter's earnings?
The Ensign Group updated its FY17 earnings guidance on Thursday, August, 3rd. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $1.46-1.53 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $1.49. The company issued revenue guidance of $1.76-1.80 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $1.78 billion.
Where is The Ensign Group's stock going? Where will The Ensign Group's stock price be in 2017?
5 equities research analysts have issued 1 year price targets for The Ensign Group's shares. Their predictions range from $18.00 to $26.00. On average, they expect The Ensign Group's stock price to reach $22.00 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for The Ensign Group.
What are analysts saying about The Ensign Group stock?
Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about The Ensign Group stock:
- 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "The Ensign Group’s operation suffers severely from rising expenses that keeps draining the bottom line. Moreover, the company’s extensive use of debt keeps raising the cost of borrowing, i.e. the interest expense which in turn hurts its profitability. The company also faces difficulties in the stringent regulatory environment of the U.S medical sector. Also, regulations faced by the non-U.S. operations of the company keep raising concerns. Year to date, its shares have underperformed the industry as well. However, it operates in the booming post-acute care industry that holds untapped opportunities. Its inorganic strategies consistently boost the revenue base. Its solid financial health enables it in enhancing shareholders’ value. Its second-quarter 2017 earnings missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate but increased year over year driven by higher revenues. Management reaffirmed 2017 EPS and revenue guidance which indicate optimism." (8/8/2017)
- 2. Cantor Fitzgerald analysts commented, "Updated Outlook. Our full year 2016 adjusted EPS estimate moves to $1.35 (from $1.40) roughly in line with Bloomberg consensus and management guidance of $1.35-1.42. Our quarterly 2017 estimates move slightly but we are maintaining our full year adjusted EPS estimate of $1.65, two cents above Bloomberg consensus of $1.63. We are introducing a 2018 estimate of $1.80, which compares to current Bloomberg consensus of $1.75. Future operational upside. While 3Q16 saw 196 bp decline in same- store occupancy, it was mostly contained to a few particular geographies, predominantly Texas with select locations in Washington and Utah. This softness was partially offset by 126 bp increase in managed care days. Additionally, skilled days increased 750 bps and assisted living patient days increased 67 bps." (12/15/2016)
Who are some of The Ensign Group's key competitors?
Who are The Ensign Group's key executives?
The Ensign Group's management team includes the folowing people:
- Roy E. Christensen, Chairman of the Board, Co-Founder
- Christopher R. Christensen, President, Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder, Director
- Suzanne D. Snapper, Chief Financial Officer
- Chad A. Keetch, Executive Vice President, Secretary
- Beverly B. Wittekind, Vice President, General Counsel
- Barry R. Port, Chief Operating Officer - Ensign Services, Inc
- Lee A. Daniels, Independent Director
- Antoinette T. Hubenette M.D., Independent Director
- John G. Nackel Ph.D., Independent Director
- Daren J. Shaw, Independent Director
How do I buy The Ensign Group stock?
Shares of The Ensign Group can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.
What is The Ensign Group's stock price today?
MarketBeat Community Rating for The Ensign Group (NASDAQ ENSG)MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about The Ensign Group and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
One share of The Ensign Group stock can currently be purchased for approximately $23.02.
Consensus Ratings for The Ensign Group (NASDAQ:ENSG) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
MarketBeat calculates consensus ratings using the most recent rating from each brokerage that has rated a stock within the last twelve months. Since brokers often use different ratings systems, each rating is normalized to a standardized rating score of 1 (sell), 2 (hold), 3 (buy) or 4 (strong buy). Consensus ratings scores are calculated using the mean average of the number of normalized sell, hold, buy and strong buy ratings. Each stock's consensus rating is derived from its calculated consensus ratings score (0-1.5 = Sell, 1.5-2.5 = Hold, 2.5-3.5 = Buy, >3.5 = Strong Buy). MarketBeat's consensus price targets are a mean average of the most recent available price targets set by each analyst that has set a price target for the stock in the last twelve months.
MarketBeat will no longer include ratings and price target data in its consensus calculation if a broker drops coverage and MarketBeat has received a report that coverage was dropped. Ratings from certain research firms that issue ratings using purely quantitative methods (such as Zacks, Vetr and ValuEngine) are not included in consensus calculations. MarketBeat's consensus ratings and consensus price targets may differ from those calculated by other firms due to differences in methodology and available data.
|Ratings Breakdown: ||2 Sell Ratings, 3 Buy Ratings|
|Consensus Rating:||Hold (Score: 2.20)|
|Consensus Price Target: ||$22.00 (4.43% downside)|Consensus Price Target History for The Ensign Group (NASDAQ:ENSG)
Analysts' Ratings History for The Ensign Group (NASDAQ:ENSG)
(Data available from 10/22/2015 forward)
|Date||Firm||Action||Rating||Price Target||Impact on Share Price||Details|
|4/28/2017||Wells Fargo & Company||Downgrade||Market Perform -> Underperform||High|
|2/10/2017||Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc.||Reiterated Rating||Outperform||$29.00 -> $26.00||N/A|
|2/10/2017||Royal Bank Of Canada||Reiterated Rating||Buy||N/A|
|1/4/2017||JMP Securities||Downgrade||Market Perform -> Underperform||$18.00||N/A|
|12/15/2016||Cantor Fitzgerald||Reiterated Rating||Buy||N/A|
|8/4/2016||SunTrust Banks, Inc.||Lower Price Target||Buy||$27.00 -> $24.00||N/A|
Earnings History for The Ensign Group (NASDAQ:ENSG)Earnings History by Quarter for The Ensign Group (NASDAQ ENSG)
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)
|Date||Quarter||Consensus Estimate||Actual EPS||Revenue Estimate||Actual Revenue||Release Link||Conference Call||Details|
|5/1/2017||Q1 2017||$0.33||$0.34||$435.72 million||$441.74 million||View||Listen|
|2/8/2017||Q4 2016||$0.37||$0.30||$436.14 million||$433.05 million||View||Listen|
|11/2/2016||Q316||$0.34||$0.32||$427.01 million||$428.07 million||View||N/A|
|8/1/2016||Q2||$0.33||$0.33||$400.19 million||$410.51 million||View||Listen|
|5/10/2016||Q1||$0.34||$0.34||$374.14 million||$383.20 million||View||Listen|
|2/10/2016||Q415||$0.36||$0.35||$369.70 million||$373.16 million||View||Listen|
|11/3/2015||Q3||$0.60||$0.60||$334.31 million||$351.10 million||View||N/A|
|8/4/2015||Q215||$0.57||$0.60||$318.86 million||$311.06 million||View||N/A|
|5/6/2015||Q115||$0.59||$0.64||$293.92 million||$306.50 million||View||Listen|
|8/7/2014||Q214||$0.58||$0.54||$248.29 million||$250.00 million||View||Listen|
|5/8/2014||Q114||$0.67||$0.65||$241.58 million||$239.65 million||View||N/A|
|2/13/2014||Q413||$0.72||$0.70||$238.90 million||$237.00 million||View||N/A|
|11/6/2013||Q313||$0.68||$0.56||$233.21 million||$228.00 million||View||N/A|
|8/7/2013||Q2 2013||$0.68||$0.61||$227.70 million||$220.09 million||View||N/A|
|5/1/2013||Q1 2013||$0.69||$0.65||$224.59 million||$218.20 million||View||N/A|
|2/13/2013||Q4 2012||$0.64||$0.61||$214.34 million||$211.00 million||View||N/A|
|11/7/2012||Q312||$0.61||$0.62||$212.09 million||$207.15 million||View||N/A|
Earnings Estimates for The Ensign Group (NASDAQ:ENSG)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.47
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.55
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)
|Quarter||Number of Estimates||Low Estimate||High Estimate||Average Estimate|
Current Dividend Information for The Ensign Group (NASDAQ:ENSG)
|Payout Ratio:||20.24% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings) |
12.78% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
11.49% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Dividend History by Quarter for The Ensign Group (NASDAQ ENSG)
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
|Announced||Period||Amount||Yield||Ex-Dividend Date||Record Date||Payable Date|
Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for The Ensign Group (NASDAQ:ENSG)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 6.20%Insider Trades by Quarter for The Ensign Group (NASDAQ:ENSG)
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 84.20%
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
|Transaction Date||Insider Name||Title||Buy/Sell||Number of Shares||Average Share Price||Total Transaction||Details|
|9/12/2017||Antoinette T Hubenette||Director||Sell||2,500||$20.95||$52,375.00|| |
|9/6/2017||Barry Port||VP||Sell||177||$20.89||$3,697.53|| |
|9/5/2017||Beverly B Wittekind||VP||Sell||110||$20.89||$2,297.90|| |
|9/5/2017||Suzanne D Snapper||CFO||Sell||250||$20.89||$5,222.50|| |
|8/3/2017||Suzanne D Snapper||CFO||Sell||476||$21.75||$10,353.00|| |
|8/2/2017||Barry Port||VP||Sell||279||$21.80||$6,082.20|| |
|8/2/2017||Suzanne D Snapper||CFO||Sell||322||$21.80||$7,019.60|| |
|7/28/2017||Chad Keetch||VP||Sell||462||$22.35||$10,325.70|| |
|7/24/2017||Barry Port||VP||Sell||10,000||$23.00||$230,000.00|| |
|5/17/2017||Beverly B Wittekind||VP||Sell||222||$18.92||$4,200.24|| |
|4/28/2017||John G Nackel||Director||Buy||3,462||$17.55||$60,758.10|| |
|4/6/2017||John G Nackel||Director||Buy||1,352||$18.00||$24,336.00|| |
|3/16/2017||Barry Port||VP||Sell||3,884||$18.13||$70,416.92|| |
|1/3/2017||Chad Keetch||VP||Sell||37,522||$22.26||$835,239.72|| |
|10/31/2016||Beverly B Wittekind||VP||Sell||122||$18.30||$2,232.60|| |
|10/31/2016||Chad Keetch||EVP||Sell||44||$18.30||$805.20|| |
|10/31/2016||Suzanne D Snapper||CFO||Sell||212||$18.30||$3,879.60|| |
|8/15/2016||Chad Keetch||EVP||Sell||421||$18.67||$7,860.07|| |
|8/15/2016||Suzanne D Snapper||CFO||Sell||422||$18.67||$7,878.74|| |
|8/3/2016||Barry Port||VP||Sell||442||$18.34||$8,106.28|| |
|8/3/2016||Christopher R Christensen||Insider||Sell||443||$18.34||$8,124.62|| |
|8/3/2016||Suzanne D Snapper||CFO||Sell||689||$18.34||$12,636.26|| |
|7/28/2016||Barry Port||VP||Sell||429||$21.50||$9,223.50|| |
|6/13/2016||Beverly B Wittekind||VP||Sell||18,330||$20.29||$371,915.70|| |
|6/13/2016||Chad Keetch||EVP||Sell||216||$20.55||$4,438.80|| |
|6/13/2016||Suzanne D Snapper||CFO||Sell||217||$20.40||$4,426.80|| |
|5/27/2016||Barry Port||VP||Sell||422||$19.70||$8,313.40|| |
|5/16/2016||Beverly B Wittekind||VP||Sell||186||$20.51||$3,814.86|| |
|4/15/2016||Antoinette T Hubenette||Director||Sell||800||$23.10||$18,480.00|| |
|3/15/2016||Barry Port||VP||Sell||4,174||$21.45||$89,532.30|| |
|3/1/2016||Antoinette T Hubenette||Director||Sell||6,668||$20.53||$136,894.04|| |
|2/9/2016||Chad Keetch||EVP||Sell||359||$19.65||$7,054.35|| |
|2/3/2016||Barry Port||VP||Sell||736||$21.56||$15,868.16|| |
|2/3/2016||Chad Keetch||EVP||Sell||278||$21.57||$5,996.46|| |
|2/3/2016||Suzanne D. Snapper||CFO||Sell||276||$21.72||$5,994.72|| |
|2/1/2016||Antoinette T Hubenette||Director||Sell||6,666||$22.19||$147,918.54|| |
|1/15/2016||Lee A. Daniels||Director||Sell||166||$20.65||$3,427.90|| |
|1/11/2016||Antoinette T Hubenette||Director||Sell||3,333||$20.81||$69,359.73|| |
|1/4/2016||Antoinette T Hubenette||Director||Sell||3,333||$22.06||$73,525.98|| |
|11/13/2015||Roy E Christensen||Chairman||Sell||10,000||$46.49||$464,900.00|| |
|10/30/2015||Beverly B. Wittekind||VP||Sell||18,439||$42.34||$780,707.26|| |
|10/8/2015||Christopher R Christensen||CEO||Sell||2,200||$40.57||$89,254.00|| |
|10/7/2015||Christopher R Christensen||CEO||Sell||53,300||$41.61||$2,217,813.00|| |
|10/6/2015||Christopher R Christensen||CEO||Sell||25,476||$41.19||$1,049,356.44|| |
|10/5/2015||Christopher R Christensen||CEO||Sell||14,929||$42.69||$637,319.01|| |
|9/28/2015||Christopher R Christensen||CEO||Sell||21,000||$47.40||$995,400.00|| |
|9/24/2015||Christopher R Christensen||CEO||Sell||11,854||$47.13||$558,679.02|| |
|9/21/2015||Christopher R Christensen||CEO||Sell||75,869||$16,030.00||$1,216,180,070.00|| |
|9/16/2015||Christopher R Christensen||CEO||Sell||5,500||$49.05||$269,775.00|| |
|9/15/2015||Christopher R Christensen||CEO||Sell||800||$49.01||$39,208.00|| |
|9/14/2015||Christopher R Christensen||CEO||Sell||29,477||$49.01||$1,444,667.77|| |
|5/27/2015||Antoinette T Hubenette||Director||Sell||3,666||$46.24||$169,515.84|| |
|2/9/2015||Chad Keetch||EVP||Sell||180||$43.30||$7,794.00|| |
|12/12/2014||John G Nackel||Director||Sell||1,000||$42.90||$42,900.00|| |
|11/19/2014||Barry Port||VP||Sell||29,700||$39.09||$1,160,973.00|| |
|11/18/2014||Barry Port||VP||Sell||10,700||$39.27||$420,189.00|| |
|11/17/2014||Barry Port||VP||Sell||6,800||$39.62||$269,416.00|| |
|8/4/2014||Suzanne D Snapper||CFO||Sell||89||$33.17||$2,952.13|| |
|7/29/2014||Barry Port||VP||Sell||185||$32.75||$6,058.75|| |
|7/28/2014||Barry Port||VP||Sell||180||$32.46||$5,842.80|| |
|7/17/2014||John G Nackel||Director||Sell||1,334||$32.20||$42,954.80|| |
|6/13/2014||Suzanne D Snapper||CFO||Sell||10,578||$28.54||$301,896.12|| |
|6/12/2014||Barry Port||VP||Sell||5,000||$28.50||$142,500.00|| |
|6/11/2014||Suzanne D Snapper||CFO||Sell||32,106||$29.58||$949,695.48|| |
|5/8/2013||Roy E Christensen||Chairman||Sell||4,701||$33.82||$158,987.82|| |
|4/10/2013||Beverly B Wittekind||VP||Sell||6,000||$34.00||$204,000.00|| |
|12/28/2012||Gregory K Stapley||EVP||Sell||17,324||$28.08||$486,457.92|| |
|10/1/2012||Beverly B Wittekind||VP||Sell||4,000||$31.00||$124,000.00|| |
|9/5/2012||Gregory K Stapley||EVP||Sell||36,000||$29.77||$1,071,720.00|| |
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