Based on the aggregated intelligence of 135,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, investment holding company Heckmann (NYSE:HEK) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Heckmann facts


Palm Desert, Calif.

Market Cap

$357.87 million


Diversified Investments

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$18.31 million


Chairman/CEO Richard Heckmann

CFO Brian Anderson




$230.3 million/$0


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

Over on CAPS, 75 of the 78 members who have rated Heckmann believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include All-Stars mrindependent and BigTicket5, both of whom are ranked in the top 15% of our community.

Just last week, mrindependent highlighted Heckmann's strong thirst for success:

This "blank check" company intends to focus on a water rollup in China. The company is selling for less than book value and half of book value is net cash. Given Heckman's excellent reputation, I think this stock is worth a shot.

In a pitch from last month, BigTicket5 bottles up the bull case:

I like the story. Manager with a successful track record, strong early life balance sheet with no LT Debt, and buying up bottled water. Assuming China lags the US by a decade or so, if bottled water catches on over there anywhere close to like it did it the US, this company should see some nice profits. Structure is more convoluted than I can imagine, but I'm in with a small amount of $to get started and will keep my eye on it.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Coca-Cola and PepsiCo are Motley Fool Income Investor picks. Coca-Cola is also a choice of Inside Value. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.