Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, energy efficiency technologist Ameresco (NYSE:AMRC) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Ameresco facts

Headquarters (founded)

Framingham, Mass. (2000)

Market Cap

$356.8 million

Industry

Construction and engineering

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$663.1 million

Management

Founder/Chairman/CEO George Sakellaris

CFO Andrew Spence

Trailing-12-Month Return on Equity

8.9%

Cash/Debt

$26.2 million / $242.5 million

Competitors

Honeywell International

Johnson Controls

Siemens

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

On CAPS, 98% of the 434 members who have rated Ameresco believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Earlier this month, one of those bulls, fellow Fool Alex Scherer (TMFEnochRoot), tapped Ameresco as a particularly tempting bargain opportunity:

Feels very washed out, abandoned by the market here. Latest evidence of that: the only large sell-side firm covering it just discontinued their entire renewable energy sector coverage.

Been all promise and no execution since its IPO, but still has a large and growing backlog of business that can support dramatic sales/earnings growth if/when clients decide to get off the sidelines and start financing their projects.

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