Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, biotechnology company SciClone Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: SCLN) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

SciClone facts

Headquarters (founded) Foster City, Calif. (1989)
Market Cap $326.5 million
Industry Pharmaceuticals
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $158.3 million
Management CEO Dr. Friedhelm Blobel (since 2006)
CFO Gary Titus (since 2008)
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years) 23.4%
Cash/Debt $81.6 million / $2.5 million
Competitors Biostar Pharmaceuticals
Gilead Sciences
Roche Holding

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

On CAPS, 93% of the 165 members who have rated SciClone believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.  

A few months ago, one of those Fools, All-Star zzlangerhans, tapped SciClone as a relatively solid biotech selection:

What I do like about SciClone is that they've been solidly profitable for the last three quarters and they're using profits to build a stronger cash position. Since dilution seems to be a much more prevalent source of pipeline funding in the baby biotech sector, profitability always gets my attention. The remnants of SciClone's pipeline seem to have died out so a new acquisition is a substantial possibility.

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