Based on the aggregated intelligence of 130,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Chinese electricity giant Huaneng Power International (NYSE:HNP) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Huaneng Power facts

Headquarters (founded)

Beijing, China (1994)

Market Cap

$8.82 billion


Independent power producers and energy traders

TTM Revenue

$9.23 billion


President/CEO Jinhua Chen
Vice President Fan Xiaxia

Return on Equity (average, last three years)


Dividend Yield



Korea Electric Power (NYSE:KEP)

CAPS members bullish on HNP also bullish on:

Aluminum Corp. of China (NYSE:ACH)
Suntech Power (NYSE:STP)

CAPS members bearish on HNP also bearish on:

Ford (NYSE:F)
Citigroup (NYSE:C)

Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's), Yahoo! Finance, and Motley Fool CAPS. TTM = trailing 12 months.

Over on CAPS, 929 of the 953 members who have rated Huaneng -- or 97% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include vitrified and All-Star maxhoffa, who is ranked in the top 3% of our community.

In January, vitrified made a simple (but commonsense) case for the stock: "China needs energy (and lots of it) to continue the growth to which it is firmly committed. [Huaneng] is well-positioned and remains a good value."

In a pitch from last week, maxhoffa elaborates on Huaneng as a potent international power play:

Agree with everyone who has problems with investing in China. It's tough to get a good read on Chinese stocks. But you (or at least I) can't just ignore the huge Red market and a power grid that will be expanding over the next 2 decades or so. [Huaneng] is proven and positioned. … Who knows about China? Certainly not me. But I'll gamble on [Huaneng] again. In theory, it should do very well for a long time. We'll see I guess.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Huaneng Power is a Motley Fool Income Investor and Rule Breakers selection. Suntech Power is also a recommendation of Rule Breakers. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.