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 $311.7 million
Industry Health-care services
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

Amedisys (Nasdaq: AMED)

Gentiva Health Services (Nasdaq: GTIV)

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 (NYSE: CHE) (11.1%), and Gentiva Health (9.8%).

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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