Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Chinese social networking platform Renren (NYSE: RENN) has received the dreaded one-star ranking.

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

Renren facts

Headquarters (founded) Beijing, China (2002)
Market Cap $1.5 billion
Industry Internet software and services
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $143.9 million
Management Founder/Chairman/CEO Joseph Chen
CFO Hui Huang
Trailing-12-Month Operating Margin (46.3%)
Cash/Debt $922 million / $0
Competitors Baidu

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

On CAPS, 28% of the 258 members who have rated Renren believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those bears, EvanBuck, succinctly summed up the bear case for our community:

Renren might look good, but it's an interesting case. Red thumb because anyway you slice it, [Renren] is a lose-lose: if China becomes more restrictive, less open, more communist, it can take out [Renren] in an instant. Even if China remains stable, the company's valuation is sky-high. If China magically turns into a free, open country, [Renren] will have competitors like Facebook, Twitter, etc. and lose its advantage.

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