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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 : 5/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.08
AMED's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
58% of the 249 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 0.21 vs. AMED: 0.08 )
AMED' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.08

Equity to Asset 0.52
AMED's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
74% of the 247 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. AMED: 0.52 )
AMED' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.65   Max: 1
Current: 0.52

-0.65
1
F-Score: 1
Z-Score: 1.92
M-Score: -3.00
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 : 3/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) -14.19
AMED's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 251 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 9.51 vs. AMED: -14.19 )
AMED' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -100.58   Max: 15.25
Current: -14.19

-100.58
15.25
Net-margin (%) -8.74
AMED's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 251 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 5.22 vs. AMED: -8.74 )
AMED' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -97.66   Max: 9.33
Current: -8.74

-97.66
9.33
ROE (%) -27.09
AMED's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 244 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 9.51 vs. AMED: -27.09 )
AMED' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -94.38   Max: 27.69
Current: -27.09

-94.38
27.69
ROA (%) -14.58
AMED's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 251 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 3.99 vs. AMED: -14.58 )
AMED' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -73.91   Max: 14.03
Current: -14.58

-73.91
14.03
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -109.67
AMED's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 251 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 18.48 vs. AMED: -109.67 )
AMED' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -483.95   Max: 387.62
Current: -109.67

-483.95
387.62
Revenue Growth (%) -10.70
AMED's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 208 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. AMED: -10.70 )
AMED' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 35.1
Current: -10.7

0
35.1
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

AMED Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Charles Brandes 229,165 sh (+0.12%)
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Q4 2013

AMED Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Charles Brandes 215,640 sh (-5.9%)
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Q1 2014

AMED Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons 144,680 sh (New)
Charles Brandes 165,125 sh (-23.43%)
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Q2 2014

AMED Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 338,601 sh (+134.03%)
Charles Brandes 165,290 sh (+0.1%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with AMED

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Charles Brandes 2014-03-31 Reduce -23.43%0.01%$14.09 - $16.96 $ 20.4133%165125
Charles Brandes 2013-03-31 Add 515.74%0.03%$10.95 - $13.11 $ 20.4176%225885
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Sold Out 0.06%$9.65 - $13.56 $ 20.4180%0
Charles Brandes 2012-12-31 New Buy$9.65 - $13.56 $ 20.4180%36685
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 Reduce -49.75%0.06%$11.3 - $15.84 $ 20.4150%65015
Charles Brandes 2012-09-30 Sold Out 0.0017%$11.3 - $15.84 $ 20.4150%0
John Hussman 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.04%$9.87 - $15.03 $ 20.4164%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 Add 98.71%0.09%$9.56 - $14.66 $ 20.4186%144813
Charles Brandes 2012-03-31 New Buy$9.56 - $14.66 $ 20.4186%20195
David Dreman 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.5%$9.59 - $14.56 $ 20.4174%0
George Soros 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.0041%$9.59 - $14.56 $ 20.4174%0
Charles Brandes 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.0021%$9.59 - $14.56 $ 20.4174%0
Joel Greenblatt 2011-09-30 Add 125.99%0.09%$13.29 - $27.55 $ 20.413%64379
George Soros 2011-09-30 Reduce -91.93%0.07%$13.29 - $27.55 $ 20.413%16100
Ronald Muhlenkamp 2011-06-30 Sold Out 1.15%$25.28 - $35.18 $ 20.41-34%0
George Soros 2011-06-30 New Buy0.07%$25.28 - $35.18 $ 20.41-34%199599
Joel Greenblatt 2011-06-30 Add 21.45%0.02%$25.28 - $35.18 $ 20.41-34%28488
Charles Brandes 2011-06-30 New Buy$25.28 - $35.18 $ 20.41-34%14350
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Ratios

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P/B 1.82
AMED's P/B is ranked higher than
84% of the 264 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. AMED: 1.82 )
AMED' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 6.34
Current: 1.82

0.5
6.34
P/S 0.54
AMED's P/S is ranked higher than
89% of the 264 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. AMED: 0.54 )
AMED' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 2.36
Current: 0.54

0.19
2.36
EV-to-EBIT -4.73
AMED's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
53% of the 264 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 25.93 vs. AMED: -4.73 )
AMED' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 3   Max: 18.9
Current: -4.73

3
18.9
Current Ratio 0.79
AMED's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
57% of the 251 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 1.37 vs. AMED: 0.79 )
AMED' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.33   Max: 2.88
Current: 0.79

0.33
2.88
Quick Ratio 0.79
AMED's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
59% of the 251 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 1.25 vs. AMED: 0.79 )
AMED' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 2.85
Current: 0.79

0.31
2.85

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 5.13
AMED's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
74% of the 264 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 9.77 vs. AMED: 5.13 )
AMED' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 340
Current: 5.13

0.35
340
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.62
AMED's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
97% of the 264 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. AMED: 0.62 )
AMED' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 47.09
Current: 0.62

0.16
47.09
Price/Median PS Value 0.56
AMED's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
98% of the 264 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 1.24 vs. AMED: 0.56 )
AMED' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.11   Max: 2.17
Current: 0.56

0.11
2.17
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 11.40
AMED's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
94% of the 237 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. AMED: 11.40 )
AMED' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 5.3   Max: 33.7
Current: 11.4

5.3
33.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 18.48
AMED's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
86% of the 215 Companies
in the Global Medical Care industry.

( Industry Median: 8.61 vs. AMED: 18.48 )
AMED' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -15.1   Max: 103.2
Current: 18.48

-15.1
103.2

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 health care company engaged in delivering personalized health care services to patients and their families. Its chronic care management programs and innovative technology infrastructure enable it to deliver quality care based upon the latest evidence-based best practices. It also has one of the industry's first nationwide Care Transitions program. Its Care Transitions is designed to reduce unnecessary hospital readmissions through patient and caregiver health coaching and care coordination, which starts in the hospital and continues through completion of the patient's home health plan of care. As of December 31, 2011, it owned and operated 435 Medicare-certified home health care centers, 97 Medicare-certified hospice care centers and two hospice inpatient units in 38 states within the United States, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Its services are mainly paid for by Medicare due to the age demographics of its patient base (average age 81). The Company is subject to Federal, state and local laws and regulations.
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