Based on the aggregated intelligence of 160,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, home nursing-services company 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

$337.3 million


Health-care services

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$297.8 million


CEO William Yarmuth (since 1992)
CFO Steven Guenthner (since 1992)

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)



$19.4 million / $4.7 million


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Other Highly Rated Health care Service Stocks

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

On CAPS, 96% of the 753 members who have rated Almost Family believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include kmacstepic and All-Star TMFBreakerTAllan, who is ranked in the top 3% of our community.

Just three days ago, kmacstepic highlighted the supertrend working in Almost Family's favor: "With our population getting grayer, their services will be in more demand. ... [Almost Family] is estimated to grow 20% over the next 5. Add in their very low debt load and hardly any slowdown in revenue during this recession and [Almost Family] should trounce the market over the next 5 years."

In a pitch from two weeks earlier, TMFBreakerTAllan shared that bullishness:

Home health care services is a growing industry as the population grows. Almost Family has more than doubled revenue in the last two years and will continue to expand. The industry is regionalized and fragmented and companies that seek to consolidate organizations and branch out into new markets will be able to take advantage of the economies of scale. Long term pick, but should continue to do well in 2010.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Quest Diagnostics is a Motley Fool Inside Value choice. Ensign is a selection of Stock Advisor. The Fool owns shares of Almost Family. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.