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

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

Brink's facts

Headquarters (founded)

Richmond, Va. (1938)

Market Cap

$1.18 billion


Security and Protection Services

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$3.06 billion


CEO Michael Dan (since February 1998)

CFO Joseph Dziedzic (since August 2009)

Return on Equity (average, last three years)


Dividend Yield


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

Over on CAPS, fully 147 of the 154 members who have rated Brink's -- some 95% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include All-Stars ACMIP and mrindependent, both of whom are ranked in the top 3% of our community.

A few months ago, ACMIP reminded members that Brink's is a "financially strong, competitively entrenched, relatively recession resistant business that earns solid returns on assets and equity." Our All-Star concludes: "In time, I think Mr. Market will come to his senses and award a much more rational multiple on this type of business."

In a more recent pitch from last week, mrindependent helped Fools feel even more secure:

This stock got hammered to the downside after its earnings disappointment in July. I think Mr. Market was a bit harsh considering the reasons for the earnings miss were all temporary (i.e. -- currency translation, higher than expected pension costs and low demand for transport of diamonds). Brink's is an extremely difficult company to analyze because its history is somewhat complex. In 2005 it sold off its "coal related assets" and used most of the proceeds for a stock buyback. In 2008, it spunoff its home security related businesses. What is left is the core business that Brink's is famous for -- secure cash, gold and jewelry management. … If my estimates of growth and return on equity are roughly correct, then I think this company will eventually be priced at approximately 20 times earnings. It is possible that the company will enjoy higher multiples based on the strength of its brand name. The consensus for 2010 earnings is $2.30 per share. If Brinks attains these estimates, my price target is $46 per share by mid 2010.

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