5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Five Star Quality Care

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, senior living community operator Five Star Quality Care (NYS: FVE) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Five Star Quality Care facts

Headquarters (founded)

Newton, Mass. (2000)

Market Cap

$148.0 million


Healthcare facilities

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$1.3 billion


CEO Bruce Mackey, Jr. (since 2008)
CFO Paul Hoagland (since 2010)

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)


Cash / Debt

$30.0 million / $114.8 million


Brookdale Senior Living
Sun Healthcare Group
Sunrise Senior Living

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

On CAPS, 96% of the 220 members who have rated Five Star Quality Care believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

A couple of months ago, one of those Fools, LynchJunior1, touched on the strong demographic tailwind working in Five Star Quality Care's favor: "The oldest old (people 85 and over) are the fastest growing portion of the population, with advances in technology people are going to be living longer and longer. This company is positioned to benefit from the on going boom in the [long-term care] industry."

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