Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Bank of Hawaii (NYSE: BOH) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Bank of Hawaii facts

   
Headquarters (Founded) Honolulu (1897)
Market Cap $2.2 billion
Industry Regional banks
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $601.77 million
Management Chairman/CEO Peter Ho
CFO Kent Lucien
Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years) 19.1%
Dividend Yield 4%

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

On CAPS, 94% of the 268 members who have rated Bank of Hawaii believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include jweingartner and FoolishMikee.

Earlier this month , jweingartner listed several of Bank of Hawaii's positives: "Excellent franchise, leader in its market, quality management, clean balance sheeet."

Bank of Hawaii even boasts a robust three-year average profit margin of 28.2%. That's much higher than banking behemoths Bank of America (NYSE: BAC) at 5.2% and Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC) at 15.2%, let alone Citigroup's (NYSE: C) negative average margin of 4.6%.

CAPS member FoolishMikee elaborates on the bull case:

In a nutshell: Deposits have increased and continue to do so, and non-performing assets have decreased since 1Q10, and shareholder equity has been reduced with the buyback program, purchasing 442.5 thousand shares of common stock at a total cost of $20.8 million. ...

BOH is another name to add to a short list of banks which I like. With the banking sector not receiving much love and going through a rough patch, Bank of Hawaii is of the few you can trust.

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