Based on the aggregated intelligence of 130,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, metals and electronics recycler Sims Metal Management (NYSE:SMS) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Sims Metal facts

Headquarters (founded)

North Sydney, Australia (2005)

Market Cap

$2.52 billion



TTM Revenue

$7.57 billion


CEO Daniel Dienst (since 2008)

CFO Robert Larry (since 2008)

Compound Annual Net Income Growth (over last five years)


Dividend Yield



Schnitzer Steel (NASDAQ:SCHN)

Veolia Environnement (NYSE:VE)

CAPS members bullish on SMS also bullish on:

Freeport-McMoRan (NYSE:FCX)

Transocean (NYSE:RIG)

CAPS members bearish on SMS also bearish on:


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, 98% of the 246 members who have rated Sims Metal believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include dcbbrinks and All-Star JTShideler, who is ranked in the top 7% of our community.

In December, dcbbrinks wrote that Daniel Dienst "is an excellent CEO with a passion for the business and will put the business in cost cutting mode in the short term." Our CAPS member concludes: "Long term this company has no short term debt, generates cash, and will acquire more businesses in the future to increase their global footprint."

In a pitch from one month earlier, JTShideler elaborates on Sims' scrappy purchase:

I got invested in [Sims] from their acquisition of Metal Management. I thought then that Metal Management was a great company in the recycling business and [Sims] picking up Metal Management for stock seemed like a smart play as it made Sims Group one of the largest recyclers in the world. With finite resources in this world, the reusal of Steel and scrap materials is going to be big business, even if returns are slightly off because of a slowing world economy.

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