Based on the aggregated intelligence of 140,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, specialty vehicle maker Oshkosh Truck (NYSE:OSK) has received a distressing two-star ranking.

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

Oshkosh facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Oshkosh, Wis. (1917)

Market Cap

$2.82 billion


Construction and farm machinery and heavy trucks

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$5.86 billion


CEO Robert Bohn (since 1997)
CFO David Sagehorn (since 2007)

Trailing-12-Month Return on Equity


Cash / Debt

$159.3 million / $2.45 billion

6-Month Return



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

On CAPS, 11.5% of the 797 members who have rated Oshkosh believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bears include All-Stars TheGarcipian and mrindependent, both of whom are ranked in the top 2% of our community.

Just last month, TheGarcipian tapped Oshkosh as a former four-star stock gone too high:

The financials don't look so good to me. A $2.5B debt load on revenue of $5B … I like the company's vehicles, but I think when this market turns south after October 2009, we'll see [Oshkosh] giving up a lot of the gains it'd just taken in this crazy 5x jump since March ($5 to $25? are you kidding me?). Way overpriced.

In a pitch from one week later, mrindependent also tries to steer our community away:

Oshkosh is up 300% on the concept that the economy is firming. I expect a short term downtick. If not, I am comfortable holding this short position because this company is significantly overvalued and overleveraged. The current p/bv ratio is [over] 20. Even if the company returns to pre-2008 earnings levels, it needs to use 100% of cash flow to pay down debt for 10 years before any money could flow to shareholders. Its debt equity ratio is 25.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Starbucks is a Motley Fool Stock Advisor and Inside Value pick. The Fool owns shares of both Terex and Starbucks. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.