Based on the aggregated intelligence of 120,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Chinese power company A-Power Energy Generation Systems (NASDAQ:APWR) 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 A-Power's business, and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

A-Power facts

Headquarters (founded)

Shenyang, China (2003)

Market Cap

$154.3 million


Heavy Electrical Equipment

TTM Revenue

$225.5 million


CEO Jinxiang Lu

Interim CFO John Lin

Return on Equity (LTM)


CAPS members bullish on APWR also bullish on

Suntech Power (NYSE:STP),


General Electric (NYSE:GE)

CAPS members bearish on APWR also bearish on

General Motors (NYSE:GM),

Bank of America (NYSE:BAC),


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

Over on CAPS, fully 410 of the 427 members who have rated A-Power -- some 96% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include Bucks21 and kymik.

Two weeks ago, Bucks21 kept the bull case super simple for Fools: "Low debt, strong backlog, Chinese infrastructure play."

In a pitch from one day later, kymik agreed, elaborating on A-Power's powerful tailwinds:

established positive cash flow, selling for 1.5x forward earnings after backing out cash, and has 1B in secured backlog... Their economic moat resembles Stericycle (NASDAQ:SRCL), because of the red tape required to compete in the electrical industry in China-but the company has already proven itself. and with 60% of China experiencing brownouts and 30 million people without electricity, the power distribution segment, the core of the company, should continue it's meteoric rise over the next decade.

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