Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, electric vehicle operator Tesla Motors (NASDAQ:TSLA) has received a distressing two-star ranking.

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

Tesla facts

Headquarters

Palo Alto, Calif. (2003)

Market Cap

$6.3 billion

Industry

Automobile manufacturers

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$413.3 million

Management

Co-Founder/Chairman/CEO Elon Musk

CFO Deepak Ahuja

Return on Capital (average, past 3 years)

(45.9%)

Cash/Debt

$201.9 million / $466.7 million

Competitors

General Motors

Pininfarina

Toyota Motor

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

On CAPS, 34% of the 1,304 members who have rated Tesla believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those Fools, TMFrank, touched on Tesla's seemingly unsustainable valuation:

Just plain expensive. This company might have some big growth ahead -- but not this much. There are still enormous questions about the feasibility of the electric vehicles. Don't get me wrong, it could work out, but there's still a high probability of failure that the price doesn't reflect.