Based on the aggregated intelligence of 145,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, tilapia and shrimp producer HQ Sustainable Maritime (NYSE:HQS) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

HQ facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Seattle (1989)

Market Cap

$102.3 million


Packaged foods and meats

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$70.52 million


Co-Founder/CEO Norbert Sporns
Co-Founder/COO Harry Wang Hua

Return on Capital (Average, Past 3 Years)



$55.5 million / $5.2 million

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

On CAPS, 99% of the 117 All-Star members who have rated HQ believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These top-ranked bulls include FreeMortal and reeshau.

Three weeks ago, FreeMortal highlighted HQ's solid fundamentals:

Good growth candidate with reasonable margin of safety. Swimming in cash and negligible debt. Stellar margins. Good ROE. Steadily growing earnings. Priced below book. Price has gotten cheaper recently compared to earnings. Looks like a good entry point.

In a pitch from last month, reeshau expands on the stock as a potent way to bottom-fish. Here's an excerpt:

Do they have a moat? Certainly, Tilapia is a commodity, but so are hamburgers…. I would still say they don't have one yet, but they're building one. They are in Hainan province, which has development restrictions. They are working with a farmers' cooperative to actually grow their fish, which I'm sure endears them to the local government. They should be viewed positively compared to some megacorp who wants to come in and do everything themselves. ... This is still a micro-cap, fraught with the associated dangers. But with a price this cheap, I'm in.

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