5-Star Growth Stocks Poised to Pop: Westport

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, alternative fuel technologist Westport Innovations (Nasdaq: WPRT  ) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Westport and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Westport facts

Headquarters (founded)

Vancouver, Canada (1995)

Market Cap

$1.5 billion

Industry

Auto parts

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$371.5 million

Management

Founder/CEO David Demers

CFO William Larkin

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

(10%)

Cash/Debt

$307.2 million / $80.2 million

Competitors

Cardone Industries

Jasper Engine Exchange

New Flyer Industries

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 98% of the 1,738 members who have rated Westport believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those bulls, rdub76, touched on the tailwinds working in Westport's favor:

The exponential increase in recoverable natural gas combined with the ever increasing eco awareness will drive the desire for vehicles to run natural gas. Electric vehicles just aren't viable for most people and the technology isn't developing fast enough to change that. The geopolitical disaster that is the [Middle East] is driving people and politicians to decrease and eventually eliminate our dependence on foreign oil and [Westport's] technology is one way to begin to solve all of these problems.

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