Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, orthotic and prosthetic patient-care center operator Hanger Orthopedic Group
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Hanger's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (Founded)||Austin, Texas (1861)|
|Market Cap||$593.5 million|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$868.4 million|
CEO Dr. Thomas Kirk (since 2008)
CFO George McHenry, Jr. (since 2001)
|Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)||10.1%|
|Cash/Debt||$19.5 million / $506.1 million|
US Physical Therapy
Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 94% of the 108 members who have rated Hanger believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include All-Star fooluser17, who is ranked in the top 10% of our community, and ThreeOfClubs.
Just last month, fooluser17 tapped Hanger as an almost-perfect opportunity: "Aging population, good product, good p/e. I wish they had a dividend."
In fact, Hanger currently sports a cheapish forward P/E of 9.2. That represents a discount to industry peers like HealthSouth (13.5), US Physical Therapy (11.2), and Fresenius Medical Care
CAPS member ThreeOfClubs elaborates on the Hanger bull case:
The stock has a great management team and delivers products which are going to be high in demand in the near future. [Hanger] stands to benefit directly from an aging population and an increase in Medicare/Medicaid spending thanks to their focus on products which assist patients in a period of rehabilitation.
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