Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, silver royalty holding company Silver Wheaton (NYSE: SLW) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Silver Wheaton facts

Headquarters (founded) Vancouver, Canada
Market Cap $12.9 billion
Industry Precious metals and minerals
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $778.1 million
Management Co-Founder/CEO Randy Smallwood
CFO Gary Brown
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years) 15.9%
Cash/Debt $1.1 billion / $64.3 million
Dividend Yield 1.1%
Competitors Coeur d'Alene Mines
Mitsubishi Minerals

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

On CAPS, 96% of the 2,715 members who have rated Silver Wheaton believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.  

Just last week, one of those bulls, TempAllegro, succinctly summed up the bull case for our community:

Since [Silver Wheaton] is a streaming business that buys the right to a miner's sliver (and possibly gold) production up front, it does not need to worry about day-to-day operational hassles at the mines. I think of it as a miner's dealmaker or financier. ... Right now [Silver Wheaton] pays just about $4 for each ounce of silver, which is almost a steal!

With all the catalysts for silver, including its status as a currency or potential one, inflation hedge, and industrial metal, [Silver Wheaton] may be the best way to invest in silver besides going out and getting the physical metal itself.

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