Based on the aggregated intelligence of 145,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, air pollution control specialist Fuel Tech (NASDAQ:FTEK) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Fuel Tech facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Warrenville, Ill. (1987)

Market Cap

$196.1 million


Environmental and facilities services

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$70.8 million


CEO John Norris, Jr. (since 2006)
CFO John Graham (since 2008)

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)



$13.2 million / $2.2 million


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

On CAPS, 97% of the 1,041 members who have rated Fuel Tech believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include All-Star holyemo, who is ranked in the top 10% of our community, and petecraig4.

Just last week, holyemo noted that Fuel Tech "makes industrial efficiency equipment, has a strong history of profits, and should fundamentally recover from a year of weak sales and low investment." Our CAPS member concludes: "Strong growth in profits anticipated."

In a pitch from two weeks earlier, petecraig4 expands on how Fuel Tech absolutely cleans up:

[T]his is technology which is profitable to the companies that buy it, continues to generate revenues to [Fuel Tech] in chemical sales, and is being picked up by a good number of coal-burners in the US as well as some in China. … Coal isn't going anywhere, especially in China and other developing nations where plants can be much more quickly built and implemented than nuclear, and to own a company which helps the environment in this setting is additionally rewarding. The price has to be near compelling at this point.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Baidu and First Solar are recommendations of Motley Fool Rule Breakers. Johnson & Johnson is a choice of Income Investor. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.