Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Chinese solar cell specialist JA Solar Holdings (Nasdaq: JASO) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

JA Solar facts

Headquarters (Founded) Shanghai, China (2005)
Market Cap $1.1 billion
Industry Semiconductors
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $1.79 billion

CEO Dr. Peng Fang (since 2010)

CFO Ming-Wai Chung (since 2009)

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years) 13.1%
Cash/Debt $348.5 million / $418.6 million

Trina Solar (NYSE: TSL)

Suntech Power (NYSE: STP)

Yingli Green Energy (NYSE: YGE)

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

On CAPS, 96% of the 1,637 members who have rated JA Solar believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include MRBillsnutjob and All-Star Staka, who is ranked in the top 2% of our community.

About two months ago, MRBillsnutjob tapped JA Solar as a cheap way to get some sun: "The valuation on this stock seems to be low considering the rest of the industry. I feel it is a sleeper that could easily go to 14 dollars in a year. P/E is ridiculously low earnings are good they have beat forecasts for a few times in a row."

In fact, JA Solar currently sports a forward P/E of just 5. That represents a discount to competitors like Trina (6.7), Suntech (8.0), and Yingli (8.0).

CAPS All-Star Staka expands on JA Solar as a stock priced for imperfection:

- Huge growth, good margins, low P/E -> cheap stock.
- Industry with long-term growth potential.
- They are the price / quality leaders. Should ensure them a growing market share.
- Will profit from higher oil prices due to peak oil although this is a long-term trend which might not hold short-term.
- A lot of the negativity (see below) already priced into the stock.

- China growth could go on for some years or could collapse any time due to the many existing bubbles and inefficiencies. ...
- Biggest market is Europe which will suffer from cuts in subsidies which might create a supply overhang of solar cells. Similar situation with the US market.

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