Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, gold explorer Seabridge Gold (AMEX: SA) has received a distressing two-star ranking.

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

Seabridge facts

Headquarters (Founded) Toronto (1979)
Market Cap $731.7 million
Industry Gold
Trailing-12-Month Operating Income ($16.8 million)
Management President/CEO Rudi Fonk (since 1999)
CFO Christopher Reynolds (since 2011)
Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years) 1%
Cash/Debt $41.8 million / $0

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 23% of the 194 All-Star members who have rated Seabridge believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last month, one of those bears, BuffettJunior1, summed up the underperform argument:

Decades from now people will talk about the gold bubble and the money they lost investing in gold. You don't have to be an economics genius to know that panic, no matter the cause, causes gold prices to skyrocket. I've said this a million times and I will [say] it again, gold has no intrinsic value! So investing in something that has no value except what some bigger fool is willing to pay for it is not very smart.

I also want to say one last thing. If our economy really does collapse, I guarantee you gold will be useless. Those who have the most food, water, medicine, etc. will be the ones with all the wealth. I mean if you're starving to death, what would you rather have -- a warm hot meal or a block of gold? I don't know about you guys, but I will take the food.

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