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 and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Silver Wheaton facts

Headquarters (founded)

Vancouver, Canada (2004)

Market Cap

$8.4 billion

Industry

Precious metals and minerals

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$849.6 million

Management

Co-Founder/CEO Randy Smallwood

CFO Gary Brown

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

16.8%

Cash/Debt

$778.2 million / $50.1 million

Dividend Yield

2.3%

Competitors

Goldcorp

Pan American Silver

Hecla Mining

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

On CAPS, 96% of the 2,762 members who have rated Silver Wheaton believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.   

Just last week, one of those Fools, All-Star panda72, succinctly summed up the Silver Wheaton opportunity for our community: "Largely a play on metals speculation, but [I like] the model to play in silver rights rather than investing massive amounts of capital into making holes in the ground in places with sketchy support for free enterprise."