Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, senior living community operator Five Star Quality Care (NYSE: FVE ) has earned a coveted (and apt!) five-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Five Star and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
Five Star facts
||Newton, Mass. (2000)
||CEO Bruce Mackey Jr. (since 2008)
CFO Paul Hoagland (since 2010)
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)
||$32.8 million / $101.6 million
||Brookdale Senior Living
Sunrise Senior Living
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 96% of the 237 members who have rated Five Star believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Earlier this month, one of those Fools, All-Star ishfaque, succinctly summed up the Five Star bull case for our community:
One of my favorite companies at the moment. Its the way of the future ... caters to retirees 65 and above. Mostly private pay customers, little dependence on Federal Programs such as Medicaid. It sold of its cash burning institutional pharmacy business recently. While its profit margins are low, its trading at a discount to book value. It can be expected to be trading at a substantial premium to its asset. This is a top baby boomer stock.
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