Based on the aggregated intelligence of 130,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, vehicle-salvage company Copart (NASDAQ:CPRT) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Copart facts

Headquarters (founded)

Fairfield, California (1982)

Market Cap

$2.47 billion


Diversified support services

TTM Revenue

$788.9 million


Founder/CEO Willis Johnson

CFO William Franklin

Return on Equity (average, last three years)





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

Over on CAPS, 1,482 of the 1,517 members who have rated Copart -- or 98% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include scorpionclone and All-Star SolitaireOne.

Late last month, scorpionclone summed up Fools' basic bull thesis: "As the recession persists, used cars will become more necessary as credit continues to dry up and new car sales continue to decline."

In a pitch from October, SolitaireOne elaborates on Copart's seemingly perfect positioning:

Seeing the impact of recent tropical storms and the generally difficult economic times of late, many institutions need the services that [Copart] can provide. As the financial focus shifts along the lending side of these businesses, a stronger awareness toward loss mitigation is also likely to occur. This is the exact niche in which Copart exists.

Not only are they able to dispose of whole vehicles via their live auction events, but their proprietary "V2B" Internet platform allows additional capabilities for disposing of, and/or parting-out salvage pieces on a worldwide scale.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Copart, Apple, and Netflix are Motley Fool Stock Advisor picks. Johnson & Johnson is a recommendation of Income Investor. The Fool owns shares of Copart. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.