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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.35
AMED's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
52% of the 217 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 0.30 vs. AMED: 0.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
AMED' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.36 Max: N/A
Current: 0.35
Equity to Asset 0.59
AMED's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
71% of the 209 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. AMED: 0.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
AMED' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.31  Med: 0.55 Max: 1
Current: 0.59
-0.31
1
Interest Coverage 2.93
AMED's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
73% of the 131 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 6.81 vs. AMED: 2.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
AMED' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.98  Med: 12.24 Max: 115.64
Current: 2.93
1.98
115.64
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 4.65
M-Score: -3.20
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 4/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) -0.95
AMED's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
82% of the 217 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 7.35 vs. AMED: -0.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
AMED' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -100.58  Med: 5.01 Max: 15.25
Current: -0.95
-100.58
15.25
Net-margin (%) -0.56
AMED's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
75% of the 219 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 3.55 vs. AMED: -0.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
AMED' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -97.66  Med: 3.34 Max: 9.33
Current: -0.56
-97.66
9.33
ROE (%) -1.79
AMED's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
79% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 9.02 vs. AMED: -1.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
AMED' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -94.38  Med: 7.59 Max: 24.6
Current: -1.79
-94.38
24.6
ROA (%) -1.02
AMED's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
76% of the 221 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 3.66 vs. AMED: -1.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
AMED' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -73.91  Med: 9.02 Max: 14.03
Current: -1.02
-73.91
14.03
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 0.85
AMED's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
78% of the 218 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 16.21 vs. AMED: 0.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
AMED' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -489.79  Med: 74.77 Max: 393.32
Current: 0.85
-489.79
393.32
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -10.50
AMED's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
85% of the 158 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 8.00 vs. AMED: -10.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
AMED' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -26.1  Med: 6.70 Max: 35.1
Current: -10.5
-26.1
35.1
» AMED's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

AMED Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Steven Cohen 62,400 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 13,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 259,501 sh (-23.36%)
Charles Brandes 15,810 sh (-90.43%)
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Q4 2014

AMED Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Joel Greenblatt 23,349 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 29,819 sh (+129.38%)
Charles Brandes Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Jim Simons 209,801 sh (-19.15%)
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Q1 2015

AMED Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Joel Greenblatt 39,534 sh (+69.32%)
Paul Tudor Jones 12,578 sh (-57.82%)
Jim Simons 67,601 sh (-67.78%)
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Q2 2015

AMED Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Steven Cohen 90,500 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 395,393 sh (+900.13%)
Jim Simons 117,200 sh (+73.37%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
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Ratios

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history
Forward P/E 26.67
AMED's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
80% of the 91 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 19.23 vs. AMED: 26.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
P/B 3.62
AMED's P/B is ranked lower than
63% of the 190 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 2.65 vs. AMED: 3.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
AMED' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.5  Med: 1.99 Max: 4.14
Current: 3.62
0.5
4.14
P/S 1.12
AMED's P/S is ranked higher than
63% of the 224 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. AMED: 1.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
AMED' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.19  Med: 0.79 Max: 2.36
Current: 1.12
0.19
2.36
PFCF 20.29
AMED's PFCF is ranked higher than
58% of the 113 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 22.16 vs. AMED: 20.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
AMED' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 2.96  Med: 11.34 Max: 89.91
Current: 20.29
2.96
89.91
POCF 15.69
AMED's POCF is ranked higher than
50% of the 153 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 14.76 vs. AMED: 15.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
AMED' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 2.02  Med: 6.56 Max: 23.53
Current: 15.69
2.02
23.53
EV-to-EBIT 1534.64
AMED's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
98% of the 166 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 20.01 vs. AMED: 1534.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
AMED' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -859.4  Med: 6.40 Max: 45.7
Current: 1534.64
-859.4
45.7
Current Ratio 0.96
AMED's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
65% of the 210 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 1.35 vs. AMED: 0.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
AMED' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.33  Med: 0.99 Max: 2.88
Current: 0.96
0.33
2.88
Quick Ratio 0.96
AMED's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
61% of the 210 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 1.25 vs. AMED: 0.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
AMED' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.31  Med: 0.99 Max: 2.85
Current: 0.96
0.31
2.85
Days Sales Outstanding 33.14
AMED's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
70% of the 188 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 46.02 vs. AMED: 33.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
AMED' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 27.44  Med: 42.86 Max: 78.46
Current: 33.14
27.44
78.46

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 9.87
AMED's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
82% of the 143 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 3.62 vs. AMED: 9.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
AMED' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.35  Med: 4.15 Max: 2380
Current: 9.87
0.35
2380
Price/Projected FCF 1.53
AMED's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
54% of the 99 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 1.53 vs. AMED: 1.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
AMED' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.16  Med: 0.95 Max: 12.84
Current: 1.53
0.16
12.84
Price/Median PS Value 1.42
AMED's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
72% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. AMED: 1.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
AMED' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.13  Med: 0.64 Max: 2.66
Current: 1.42
0.13
2.66
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.56
AMED's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
594% of the 51 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. AMED: 0.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
AMED' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.21  Med: 0.72 Max: 3.24
Current: 0.56
0.21
3.24
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 0.10
AMED's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
79% of the 205 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. AMED: 0.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
AMED' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 0.1  Med: 9.40 Max: 33.7
Current: 0.1
0.1
33.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 36.79
AMED's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 103 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 11.15 vs. AMED: 36.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
AMED' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: 1.5  Med: 40.60 Max: 104.4
Current: 36.79
1.5
104.4

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16 Dec17
Revenue(Mil) 1,235 1,276 1,362
EPS($) 1.30 1.48 2.25
EPS without NRI($) 1.30 1.48 2.25

Business Description

Industry: Health Care Providers » Medical Care
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Traded in other countries:ADY.Germany,
Amedisys Inc was originally incorporated in Louisiana in 1982. Its operations were transferred to a Delaware corporation, which was incorporated in 1994; and became a publicly traded company in August of that year. The Company is a provider of low-cost home health services to the chronic, co-morbid, aging American population. The operations involve servicing patients through its two reportable business segments: home health and hospice. The home health segment delivers services in the homes of individuals who may be recovering from an illness, injury or surgery. Its hospice segment provides care that is designed to provide comfort and support for those who are facing a terminal illness. Individuals with a terminal illness such as heart disease, pulmonary disease, dementia, Alzheimers, HIV/AIDS or cancer may be eligible for hospice care. The Company operates 41 home health care centers and five hospice care centers with care centers servicing the same markets, sold 19 home health care centers and one hospice care center and closed 10 home health care centers. The Companys operations are regulated by Federal, state and local authorities.
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