Based on the aggregated intelligence of 125,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, drybulk shipper TBS International (NASDAQ:TBSI) has earned a respectable four-star ranking.

Let's take a closer look at TBS' business,and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

TBS facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Hamilton, Bermuda (1993)

Market Cap

$355.74 Million



Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$589 Million


Founder/Chairman/CEO Joseph Royce

CFO Ferdinand Lepere

Return on Equity (Average, Past Three Years)



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CAPS Members Bullish on TBSI Also Bullish on:

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CAPS Members Bearish on TBSI Also Bearish on:


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Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS. 

On CAPS, 151 of the 171 All-Star members who have rated TBS -- 88% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include daharkleroad and TheHuney.

Last month, daharkleroad tapped TBS as a tasty bet during the downturn: "With sales growing at over 40% and income growing at nearly 120% and [profit margins] nearly 33% in a recession, imagine what will happen when things improve."

Two days ago, TheHuney followed that contrarian line of thinking:

Drybulkers are obviously suffering right now, but my motto when it comes to cyclical stocks - buy in when everyone is afraid to touch these stocks. … [W]ith a strong balance sheet, I like them to survive the current economic climate and this stock should see a big jump in the next boom phase. It sold for nearly $60 in the summer of '08. Even if it only gets to $40 and it takes 10 years to get there, that's still a nearly 30% annually - not too shabby, eh?

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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.