Based on the aggregated intelligence of 140,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, health-care facility operator The Ensign Group (NASDAQ:ENSG) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Ensign facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Mission Viejo, Calif. (1999)

Market Cap

$300.7 million


Health-care facilities

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$502.7 million


CEO Christopher Christensen (since April 2006)
CFO Suzanne Snapper (since August 2009)

Trailing-12-Month Return on Equity



$33.7 million/$60 million

Dividend Yield



Sunrise Senior Living (NYSE:SRZ)
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CAPS Members Bullish on ENSG Also Bullish on

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CAPS Members Bearish on ENSG Also Bearish on

Hasbro (NYSE:HAS)

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

On CAPS, 96.7% of the 122 members who have rated Ensign believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include Breadsticks and All-Star JakilaTheHun, who is ranked in the top 0.1% of our community.

Earlier this summer, Breadsticks tapped Ensign as a comfortable home for your long-term money:

With an aging population, there will be likely continuing demand. Low debt, high insider ownership, steadily increasing revenues all suggest a rosy future. Not to mention the increasing CAPS score.

In a pitch from last week, JakilaTheHun highlights even more of Ensign's positive signs:

I don't know much about healthcare, but Ensign has a strong balance sheet, impressive cash flows, and good long-term growth prospects. It also looks relatively cheap right now with net tangible assets around $7.75 per share and earnings over the past four quarters around $1.40 per share. It pays a small dividend and in spite of that, you can glance back at their financials and see their stockholders' equity account slowly growing. You've got to like that, right?

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Johnson & Johnson is a Motley Fool Income Investor pick. Hasbro is a selection of Stock Advisor, and the Fool owns shares of it. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.