10 Important Things That Investors Should Know About IHH Healthcare Bhd

IHH Healthcare Bhd (SGX: Q0F) is an international provider of premium healthcare services in Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa.

It is listed in both Singapore and Malaysia and is one of the largest private healthcare companies in both countries’ stock markets. In Singapore, some of the hospitals under its portfolio include Mount Elizabeth and Gleneagles Singapore.

Investors who are keen to learn more about this company may want to pay attention to the 10 facts and figures below that could provide a simple but important overview of this healthcare provider:

  1. According to IHH Healthcare’s latest annual report, it has 49 hospitals in total spread across nine countries.
  2. The 49 hospitals contain over 10,000 beds in total. This makes IHH Healthcare the largest hospital group in the pan-Asian region.
  3. Its hospitals handled over 490,881 inpatient admissions in 2015. IHH Healthcare has four business units, namely, PPL Singapore, PPL India, PPL Malaysia, and Acibadem Holdings. The 490,881 admissions are spread across the units in the following manner: 67,917 for PPL Singapore, 109,270 for PPL India, 183,265 for PPL Malaysia, and 130,429 for Acibadem Holdings.
  4. In 2015, PPL Singapore earned an average of RM27,237 in revenue per inpatient admission. The self-same figures for PPL India, PPL Malaysia, and Acibadem Holdings are RM7,120, RM5,491, and RM10,748, respectively.
  5. IHH Healthcare’s profits after tax in 2013, 2014, and 2015 are RM610.6 million, RM782.2 million, and RM899.2 million, respectively. That works out to growth rates of 28.1% in 2014 and 15% in 2015.
  6. The company reported in its latest annual report that it had 3,000 new beds in the pipeline to add to its then-existing pool of over 10,000.
  7. IHH Healthcare managed to generate RM1.99 billion in operating cash flow in 2015.
  8. According to S&P Global Market Intelligence, IHH Healthcare has a gearing ratio (total debt/equity) of 29.1%.
  9. Based on its latest financials (as of 30 June 2016), the company has RM2.33 billion in cash and equivalents.
  10. According to its 2015 annual report, IHH Healthcare’s return on equity is just 4.22%, although it represents a slight improvement from 2014’s 3.88%.

The 10 facts and figures above should give investors a quick summary of IHH Healthcare that can be a useful starting point for further research.

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The information provided is for general information purposes only and is not intended to be personalised investment or financial advice. Motley Fool Singapore contributor Lawrence Nga doesn’t own shares in any companies mentioned.