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 has earned a coveted five-star ranking.
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.
Austin, Texas (1861)
CEO Dr. Thomas Kirk (since 2008)
CFO George McHenry, Jr. (since 2001)
Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)
$19.5 million / $506.1 million
HealthSouth (NYS: HLS)
US Physical Therapy (NAS: USPH)
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 (NYS: FMS) (16.0).
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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