Based on the aggregated intelligence of 125,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, surveillance products company China Security & Surveillance Technology (NYSE:CSR) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

China Security facts


Shenzhen, China

Market Cap

$254.43 million


Security and Protection Services

TTM Revenue

$367.98 million


CEO Guoshen Tu (since 2005)
CFO Wing Khai Yap (since 2007)

Return on Equity (average, last two years)



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CAPS members bullish on CSR also bullish on:

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CAPS members bearish on CSR also bearish on:


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

Over on CAPS, 110 of the 113 All-Star members who have rated China Security -- or 97% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include jsbalaban and TSIF, both of whom are ranked in the top 15% of our community.

Two weeks ago, jsbalaban tapped the stock as a secure way to play in China: "Great growth record, the right govt connections, good cash flow and not too much debt--- this company is going places and already occupies the top security surveillance provider slot in China."

In a pitch from a week earlier, TSIF takes a more balanced bull-view of the company:

I can't think of a better market niche than security in China. The insider buying on this one is incredible and actually getting near 50% ownership which is sometimes a neg in my opinion as someone with an agenda can derail a company. Still, the steady growth of this company, the timing of security in China, the sub 1 Book value and 6/2 P/E tend to indicate this one is under valued. The cash flow is subpar and this one bears watching.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. China Fire is a Motley Fool Global Gains pick, Apple is a Stock Advisor selection, and Dell is a choice of Inside Value. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.