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
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||$311.7 million|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$338.21 million|
Chairman/CEO William Yarmuth (since 1992)
CFO C. Steven Guenthner (since 1992)
|Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)||21.7%|
|Cash/Debt||$55.46 million / $1.47 million|
Gentiva Health Services
Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 97% of the 964 members who have rated Almost Family believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include SpartanMAC and All-Star TMFHelical, who is ranked in the top 3% of our community.
Earlier this year, SpartanMAC listed several of Almost Family's positives:
Selling below intrinsic value. Good growth prospects. Management margins / returns are well above industry averages.
In fact, Almost Family boasts a solid three-year average operating margin of 14.2%. That's higher than that of other home health-care stocks like Amedisys (13.4%), Chemed
CAPS All-Star TMFHelical elaborates on the Almost Family bull case:
Home care is facing a changing regulatory / reimbursement environment. This will negatively affect margins on companies in this space. But the trend to more home care should stay in place, as it is a cheaper alternative to hospital and nursing home care, and one patients embrace. Lumpy time to get in, but one that should pay off in the long term.
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