AMN Healthcare: A Healthy Workforce

06/10/2015 8:00 am EST

Focus: STOCKS

James Oberweis

President, Oberweis Asset Management, Inc.

Our latest featured small-cap recommendation is a company that provides healthcare workforce solutions and staffing services to healthcare facilities across the nation, explains Jim Oberweis, Jr., editor of The Oberweis Report.

AMN Healthcare Services (AHS) offers services that include managed services, recruitment process outsourcing, workforce consulting services, and the placement of physicians, nurses, and healthcare professionals into temporary and permanent positions.

These solutions enable the company’s clients to successfully reduce staffing complexity, increase efficiency, and improve patient outcomes within the rapidly evolving healthcare environment.

AHS’ clients include acute and sub-acute care hospitals, community health centers and clinics, physician practice groups, retail and urgent care centers, home health facilities, and several other healthcare settings.

Increasingly, its clients seek innovative, proven, and capable partners that provide a strategic, sophisticated, and integrated clinical workforce approach that enables them to achieve high quality patient outcomes more efficiently.

The company’s breadth of hospital, healthcare facility, and other clients enables AHS to offer positions to healthcare professionals in all 50 states and in a variety of work environments and clinical settings.

Healthcare professionals choose temporary assignments for a variety of reasons that include seeking flexible work opportunities, exploring different areas of the country, and diverse practice settings.

Temporary assignments also allow healthcare workers to build clinical skills and experience by working at prestigious healthcare facilities and as a means of access into a permanent staff position.

In the company’s latest reported first quarter, sales increased approximately 36% to $327.5 million from $240.9 million in the first quarter of last year.

AMN Healthcare Services reported earnings per share of $.30 in the latest reported first quarter versus $.18 in the same quarter of last year.

Clients of Oberweis Asset Management own approximately 200,200 shares. These shares may be appropriate for risk oriented investors.

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