Based on the aggregated intelligence of 145,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, liquefied petroleum gas transporter StealthGas (NASDAQ:GASS) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

StealthGas facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Kifisia, Greece (2004)

Market Cap

$109.1 million


Oil and gas storage and transportation

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$112.8 million


CEO Harry Vafias (since 2004)
CFO Andrew Simmons (since 2005)

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)


Compound Annual Revenue Growth (Over Past 3 Years)


Cash / Debt

$30.9 million / $364.7 million


Teekay LNG Partners (NYSE:TGP)

CAPS Members Bullish on GASS Also Bullish on

Transocean (NYSE:RIG)
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CAPS Members Bearish on GASS Also Bearish on

Allied Irish Banks (NYSE:AIB)
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Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 96% of the 337 members who have rated StealthGas believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include Sozurmama and All-Star mrindependent, who is ranked in the top 1% of our community.

Last month, Sozurmama singled out StealthGas as a way to gain exposure to two bargain-priced industries: "undervalued shipping AND natural gas play. you pretty much have to do it."

In a pitch from just last week, mrindependent elaborates on the stock as a tantalizing way to gas up:

Ok liquefied gas is definitely a troubled commodity, but I think upside outweighs downside for StealthGas, which is currently trading at 0.3 times book value. Survival is success. The company is currently profitable and expected 2010 earnings per share is $0.71. Although debt is above desirable levels, I think the company will survive.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Allied Irish is a Motley Fool Global Gains pick. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.