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Why Westport Is Poised to Bounce Back

By Brian D. Pacampara, CFA - Apr 1, 2013 at 1:04PM

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Market-trouncing returns could be written in this 5-Star.

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, alternative fuel technologist Westport Innovations (WPRT 2.78%) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Westport facts

Headquarters (founded)

Vancouver, Canada (1995)

Market Cap

$1.6 billion

Industry

Construction and farm machinery and heavy trucks

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$155.6 million

Management

Founder/CEO David Demers

CFO William Larkin

Trailing-12-Month Return on Equity

(40.4%)

Cash/Debt

$215.9 million / $80.7 million

Competitors

Cardone Industries

Jasper Engine Exchange

New Flyer Industries

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

On CAPS, 98% of the 1,874 members who have rated Westport believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those Fools, kwstyle, succinctly summed up the Westport bull case for our community: "Natural gas engines will drive the future. With a growing infrastructure for commercial long haul trucks to refill and more government fleets going NG, that will push this stock higher in the long run."

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