Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, carbon fiber maker Zoltek Companies (Nasdaq: ZOLT ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Zoltek's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (founded)||St. Louis (1975)|
|Market Cap||$273.1 million|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$175.8 million|
|Management||Founder/Chairman/CEO Zsolt Rumy
CFO Andrew Whipple
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||(0.2%)|
|Cash/Debt||$9.9 million/$10 million|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ; Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 94% of the 753 members who have rated Zoltek believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Ongoing diversification into oil industry and auto parts applications will continue to grow the overall output. Margins are substantial and reasonable. Wind turbine applications that were hard hit by natural gas glut are not a factor in [E]urope where Vestas buys carbon fiber for turbines. ... A solid product and well-managed corporate debt structure in a company that has what the future needs. Think rubber companies in the late 1800s.
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