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Executive Summary

Amedisys, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides healthcare services in the United States.

Snowflake Analysis

Reasonable growth potential with adequate balance sheet.

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Share Price & News

How has Amedisys's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: AMED has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




US Healthcare


US Market

1 Year Return




US Healthcare


US Market

Return vs Industry: AMED exceeded the US Healthcare industry which returned 20.6% over the past year.

Return vs Market: AMED exceeded the US Market which returned 9.2% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day-8.5%1.0%3.8%
30 Day2.3%8.8%11.4%
90 Day0.8%6.9%6.8%
1 Year51.8%51.8%21.7%20.1%12.1%9.7%
3 Year175.6%175.6%37.6%31.4%36.2%27.2%
5 Year359.5%359.5%48.1%38.1%63.7%45.4%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Amedisys's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?

Simply Wall St News


Is Amedisys undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?


Price to Earnings (PE) ratio

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: AMED ($181.15) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($170.86)

Significantly Below Fair Value: AMED is trading above our estimate of fair value.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: AMED is poor value based on its PE Ratio (45.8x) compared to the Healthcare industry average (24.2x).

PE vs Market: AMED is poor value based on its PE Ratio (45.8x) compared to the US market (16.1x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: AMED is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (2.1x)

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: AMED is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (8.6x) compared to the US Healthcare industry average (2.8x).

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Future Growth

How is Amedisys forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 13 analysts?


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: AMED's forecast earnings growth (21.4% per year) is above the savings rate (2.2%).

Earnings vs Market: AMED's earnings (21.4% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (22.2% per year).

High Growth Earnings: earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: AMED's revenue (9.6% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the US market (8.8% per year).

High Growth Revenue: AMED's revenue (9.6% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: AMED's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time (20.9%)

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Past Performance

How has Amedisys performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: AMED has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: AMED's current net profit margins (6.4%) are lower than last year (7.1%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: AMED has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by 48.4% per year.

Accelerating Growth: AMED's earnings growth over the past year (3.1%) is below its 5-year average (48.4% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: AMED earnings growth over the past year (3.1%) underperformed the Healthcare industry 10.5%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: AMED's Return on Equity (18.9%) is considered low.

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Financial Health

How is Amedisys's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: AMED's short term assets ($468.1M) exceed its short term liabilities ($316.1M).

Long Term Liabilities: AMED's short term assets ($468.1M) exceed its long term liabilities ($443.8M).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: AMED's debt to equity ratio (57%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: AMED's debt to equity ratio has increased from 26.8% to 57% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: AMED's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (48.5%).

Interest Coverage: AMED's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (12.5x coverage).

Balance Sheet

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What is Amedisys's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate AMED's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate AMED's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if AMED's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if AMED's dividend payments have been increasing.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of AMED's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.

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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?


Average management tenure


Paul Kusserow (58yo)





Mr. Paul Berthold Kusserow has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of Amedisys, Inc. since December 16, 2014. He serves as Chairman of the Advisory Board of Care Innovations. He has been the Cha ...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Paul's total compensation ($USD12.84M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD7.24M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Paul's compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.

Leadership Team

Paul Kusserow
Chairman5.5yrsUS$12.84m0.32% $17.9m
Scott Ginn
Chief Financial Officer2.67yrsUS$2.72m0.051% $2.9m
Christopher Gerard
Chief Operating Officer3.42yrsUS$4.16m0.085% $4.8m
David Kemmerly
Chief Legal & Government Affairs Officer4.67yrsUS$1.86m0.032% $1.8m
Sharon Brunecz
Chief Human Resources Officer2.08yrsUS$2.39m0.0067% $381.1k
Pete Hartley
CTO & Senior VP of Business Operations Systemsno datano datano data
Michael North
Chief Information Officer3.58yrsUS$1.39m0.022% $1.2m
Denise Bohnert
Chief Compliance Officer0.75yrno datano data
Kendra Kimmons
Vice President of Marketing & Communicationsno datano datano data
John Nugent
Chief Acquisitions Officerno datano datano data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Management: AMED's management team is considered experienced (3.4 years average tenure).

Board Members

Paul Kusserow
Chairman5.5yrsUS$12.84m0.32% $17.9m
Bruce Perkins
Independent Director5.17yrsUS$271.09k0.078% $4.5m
Vickie Capps
Independent DirectorDirector0.58yrUS$142.30k0.0055% $312.9k
Richard Lechleiter
Lead Independent Director0.67yrUS$273.09k0.024% $1.3m
Donald Washburn
Independent Directorno dataUS$336.42k0.11% $6.4m
Jake Netterville
Independent Director23.42yrsUS$274.09k0.22% $12.6m
Molly Coye
Independent Director0.58yrUS$142.30k0.0024% $137.1k
Julie Klapstein
Independent Director4.17yrsUS$275.09k0.025% $1.4m
Jeffrey Rideout
Independent Director4.17yrsUS$261.59k0.0040% $228.1k
Teresa Kline
Independent Director0.58yrUS$142.30k0.0055% $312.9k


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: AMED's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 0.7 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.


Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?

Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: AMED insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.

Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

Amedisys, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Amedisys, Inc.
  • Ticker: AMED
  • Exchange: NasdaqGS
  • Founded: 1982
  • Industry: Health Care Services
  • Sector: Healthcare
  • Market Cap: US$5.688b
  • Shares outstanding: 32.38m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • Amedisys, Inc.
  • 3854 American Way
  • Suite A
  • Baton Rouge
  • Louisiana
  • 70816
  • United States


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
AMEDNasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)YesCommon StockUSUSDJan 1994
ADYDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon StockDEEURJan 1994
AMED *BMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)YesCommon StockMXMXNJan 1994


Amedisys, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides healthcare services in the United States. It operates through three segments: Home Health, Hospice, and Personal Care. The Home Health segment offers a range of services in the homes of individuals for the recovery of patients from surgery, chronic disability, or terminal illness, as well as prevents avoidable hospital readmissions through its skilled nurses; rehabilitation therapists specialized in physical, speech, and occupational therapy; and social workers and aides for assisting its patients. The Hospice segment offers services that is designed to provide comfort and support for those who are dealing with a terminal illness, including heart disease, pulmonary disease, Alzheimer’s, or cancer. The Personal Care segment provides assistance for patients with the activities of daily living. As of February 18, 2020, the company owned and operated 479 care centers in 38 states and the District of Columbia. Amedisys, Inc. was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. 

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/06/06 01:42
End of Day Share Price2020/06/05 00:00
Annual Earnings2019/12/31

Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.