Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Greek shipper Navios Maritime (NYSE: NM) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Navios facts

Headquarters Piraeus, Greece
Market Cap $563.67 million
Industry Marine
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $638.72 million

Chairman/CEO Angeliki Frangou

CFO George Achniotis

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years) 20.9%
Cash/Debt $133.2 million / $2.24 billion
Dividend Yield 4.3%

DryShips (Nasdaq: DRYS)

Excel Maritime (NYSE: EXM)

Genco Shipping & Trading (NYSE: GNK)

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

On CAPS, 98% of the 1,629 members who have rated Navios believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include All-Star llgrout, who is ranked in the top 10% of our community, and Teacherman1.

Just two weeks ago , llgrout listed several of Navios' positives: "What is not to like about [this] one? Earnings up -- check, cash flow -- check. company growing -- check. P/E good -- check. debt load decent -- check. management -- check. All systems seem to be go."

Fools remain attracted to Navios' ever-expanding fleet, juicy dividend yield, and strong financials. In fact, Navios' three-year average return on equity (20.9%) tops that of rivals DryShips (6.2%), Excel (16.9%), and Genco (18.4%), as well as Eagle Bulk (Nasdaq: EGLE) (8.2%) and Euroseas (Nasdaq: ESEA) (3.1%).

CAPS member Teacherman1 expands on the outperform case:

Like it long term, and like the dividend in the meantime. Would still like it even without the dividend.

They are a complex company, and you need to understand the structure of the various parts.

Even if they appear to be taking a risk with the increase in capacity, they are well run, and don't do anything they haven't planned out.

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