5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: U.S. Physical Therapy

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Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, physical- and occupational-therapy clinic operator U.S. Physical Therapy (NAS: USPH) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

U.S. Physical Therapy facts

Headquarters (Founded)Houston (1990)
Market Cap$269.9 million
IndustryHealth-care facilities
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$237.0 million
ManagementCEO Christopher Reading (since 2004)
CFO Lawrance McAfee (since 2003)
Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)23.6%
Cash/Debt$10.0 million / $24.2 million
Dividend Yield1.6%
CompetitorsPhysiotherapy Associates
RehabCare Group
Select Medical Holdings

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 98% of the 236 members who have rated U.S. Physical Therapy believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those Fools, Suleymania, touched on the tailwinds working in the company's favor:

Physical therapy is of growing importance across the population, and as active Baby Boomers begin to retire they will have more time for both exercise and therapy.

[U.S. Physical Therapy] has grown revenue at least nine straight years. ... Valuation looks good too.     

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