Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, British medical technology company Smith & Nephew (NYSE:SNN) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Smith & Nephew facts

Headquarters (founded)

London (1856)

Market Cap

$9.8 billion

Industry

Health care equipment

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$4.2 billion

Management

CEO Olivier Bohuon (since 2011)
CFO Adrian Hennah (since 2006)

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

23.1%

Cash/Debt

$445.0 million / $69.0 million

Dividend Yield

1.8%

Competitors

Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ)
Stryker
(NYSE:SYK)
Zimmer Holdings
(NYSE:ZMH)

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

On CAPS, 92% of the 125 members who have rated Smith & Nephew believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those Fools, dreamjob, succinctly summed up the bull case for our community:

Management at [Smith & Nephew] has achieved very strong [return on invested capital] and Cash ROIC numbers. Sales, earnings, and book value are all growing at a healthy clip. There are positive, stable, and growing owner earnings and free cash flow. There is also manageable debt here. I believe this is priced slightly below intrinsic value. I also like that this has recently become a 5 Star CAPS stock.

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