Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Chinese railroad operator Guangshen Railway (NYSE: GSH) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Guangshen facts

Headquarters (founded) Shenzhen, China (1996)
Market Cap $3.7 billion
Industry Railroads
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $2.3 billion
Management CEO Shen Yi (since 2008)
Chief Accountant Tang Xiangdong (since 2008)
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years) 6.5%
Cash/Debt $801.9 million / $552.1 million
Dividend Yield 4.1%
Competitors Cathay Pacific Airways
China Southern Airlines

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

On CAPS, 97% of the 764 members who have rated Guangshen believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Last year, one of those Fools, BodyByDave, succinctly summed up the bull case for our community:

With China in the middle of an industrial revolution, its thirst for energy, raw materials, equipment and technology is unquenchable! Many of these materials, equipment, finished products and new employees will require economical transportation. Guangshen Railway is poised to capitalize on this demand for transportation and should create a nice return for shareholders over the next 5 years.  

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