Investing in Healthcare Businesses: The Metrics that Matter Most

For companies providing healthcare services, the landscape is crowded, fragmented and messy. The financial data often hides more pertinent information than it reveals, rendering a rather murky due diligence process. The path to profitability can be distorted and volatile. Nonetheless, healthcare businesses, large and small, continue to be attractive targets for investors as the demand for healthcare services grows with the demographics. Whether a healthcare company is being considered for an acquisition or simply under review by industry analysts or potential shareholders, financial metrics (those found in income statements, balance sheets, cash flow reports, etc.) are undisputedly accepted as a… Full Story