Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, home nursing services specialist Almost Family (Nasdaq: AFAM) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Almost Family's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Almost Family facts

Headquarters (Founded) Louisville, Ky. (1985)
Market Cap $329.0 million
Industry Health care services
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $330.3 million
Management CEO William Yarmuth (since 1992)
CFO Steven Guenthner (since 1992)
Return on Capital (Average, Past 3 Years) 18.4%
Cash/Debt $41.6 million / $2.9 million
Competitors Amedisys (Nasdaq: AMED)
Gentiva Health Services (Nasdaq: GTIV)
LHC Group (Nasdaq: LHCG)

Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 97% of the 890 members who have rated Almost Family believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include valuehunter79 and EQInvestments.

Just last month, valuehunter79 tapped Almost Family as a healthy opportunity: 

Home Health Care service companies have very good potential. Looks undervalued, good balance sheet. Last couple of years trend looks very promising with this company.

Home health care providers offer an obvious play on the aging baby boomer demographic, and Almost Family remains one of our community's favorite ways to pursue that sector. In fact, Almost Family's three-year average return on capital (18.4%) easily trumps that of close foes Amedisys (14.1%) and Gentiva (8.9%), but is somewhat behind LHC Group (22.4%). Almost Family also bests other senior living stocks like Sunrise Senior (NYSE: SRZ) (-2.2%), and Assisted Living Concepts (NYSE: ALC) (3.6%).

CAPS member EQInvestments expands on Almost Family as a particularly timely play, as well:

With health care stocks being brutalized this year by the uncertainty surrounding the Health Care Bill, and especially with the home health care service sector being trounced by federal investigations, these stocks are dirt cheap. In addition to being extremely undervalued in the present, with the Babyboomer generation retiring, increasingly distant family relations in the U.S., and advances in medicine and treatment increasing life expectancy, companies such as Almost Family are going to boom over the next 5-20 years.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. The Fool owns shares of Almost Family. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days.

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