Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, avocado and guacamole seller Calavo Growers (Nasdaq: CVGW) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Calavo facts

Headquarters (founded) Santa Paula, Calif. (1924)
Market Cap $406.4 million
Industry Packaged foods and meats
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $548.6 million
Management Chairman/CEO Lecil Cole
CFO Arthur Bruno
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years) 16.5%
Cash/Debt $3.6 million / $51.3 million
Dividend Yield 2%
Competitors Chiquita Brands International
Dole Food
Fresh Del Monte Produce

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

On CAPS, 95% of the 136 members who have rated Calavo believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

A few months ago, one of those Fools, johnnykillz, succinctly summed up the Calavo bull case:

A virtual monopoly on Hass avocados now with diversified sourcing ... to counteract weather impacts on crop yields. A high dividend, a stake on undervalued Limoneira, and expansion into higher-margin processed foods... Solid long-term food play that will also benefit from changing diets and demographic expansion of Latin population in America.

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