Based on the aggregated intelligence of 145,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, investing conglomerate Leucadia National (NYSE:LUK) has earned a respected five-star ranking.

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

Leucadia facts

Headquarters (Founded)

New York, N.Y. (1854)

Market Cap

$5.7 billion

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$953.2 million


CEO Ian Cumming

COO Joseph S. Steinberg

Cash / Debt

$510 million / $1.98 billion


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Component of

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

On CAPS, 97.8% of the 1,124 members who have rated Leucadia believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include CAPS All-Star mrindependent and jigar34.

In September, jigar34 noted Leucadia's management as a reason for outperformance:

Beaten down...its probably deserved. The company does not appear to be as much of a bargain as it was under $20, but I recommend the stock based on the great management and long term horizon.

mrindependent had this to say about Leucadia's potential to outperform:

Following lots of top notch players who insist that the ... company is extremely well run and profitable. My own quick survey shows reasonable, but unspectacular historical returns on equity. The company seems to be financially sound (but it is hard to tell due to its nature as an investment company). Currently selling for 1.36 times book value, which is below historical norms. This company is trailing the market over the last 2 years and seems to be at a low ebb. Accordingly, I think the stock is likely to outperform sometime in the next couple of years.

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