Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, French waste management and water supply company Veolia Environnement (NYSE: VE) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Veolia facts

Headquarters (founded) Paris (1853)
Market Cap $5.2 billion
Industry Multi-utilities
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $37.0 billion
Management Chairman/CEO Antoine Frerot
CFO Pierre-Francois Riolacci
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years) 3.4%
Cash/Debt $6.3 billion / $24.4 billion
Dividend Yield 8.5%
Competitors General Electric
Siemens
Waste Management

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

On CAPS, 96% of the 1,081 members who have rated Veolia believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those Fools, All-Star ElRemaro, succinctly summed up the Veolia bull case for our community:

Near 52 week low, high [dividend yield], unprofitable last year, but expected to be profitable this year and next. Provides water and waste disposal services. I expect these are growth industries if population continues to grow, and the world economy recovers.

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