Based on the aggregated intelligence of 115,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, miner Silver Wheaton (NYSE:SLW) has earned a respected four-star ranking. While five-star stocks have been the best performers, our data has shown that four-star stocks still outshine the market by a significant margin and shouldn't be taken lightly; conversely, low-rated stocks have woefully lagged the market average.

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

Silver Wheaton facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Vancouver, Canada (1994)

Market Cap

$2.08 billion



TTM Revenue

$188.46 million


CEO Peter Barnes (since April 2006)

CFO Gary Brown (since July 2008)

TTM Return on Equity



Goldcorp (NYSE:GG),

Pan American Silver (NASDAQ:PAAS)

CAPS members bullish on SLW also bullish on

Yamana Gold (NYSE:AUY),


CAPS members bearish on SLW also bearish on

Kinross Gold (NYSE:KGC),

Agnico-Eagle Mines (NYSE:AEM)

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

Over on CAPS, 217 of the 229 All-Star members who have rated Silver Wheaton -- or 95% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500. These All-Star bulls include DemonDoug and carbonates, who are ranked in the top 5% of our community.

Last month, DemonDoug noted that Silver Wheaton is "one of the best and most profitable silver companies, I've been tracking this stock for 18 months, now down on a 'stronger dollar' ... [Silver Wheaton] can potentially double especially if silver gets closer to it's intrinsic value around $25/oz."

In a pitch from March, carbonates shares that silvery sentiment, highlighting the company's well-positioned business model:

This is an easy pick if you have followed metals prices and the dollar's value over the past five years. ... [Silver Wheaton] is a pure silver play, which is a metal that both has significant industrial consumption and is held as a value reserve. Because mining silver is a much different business than marketing silver, [Silver Wheaton] is in a unique position to sell fixed price contracted purchases of silver from mines at spot prices that are likely to continue to rise.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.