Why Ameresco Is Ready to Rebound

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

Brian D. Pacampara, CFA
Brian D. Pacampara, CFA
May 13, 2013 at 10:12AM

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, energy efficiency technologist Ameresco (NYSE:AMRC) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Ameresco facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Framingham, Mass. (2000)

Market Cap

$335.9 million


Construction and engineering

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$594.7 million


Founder/Chairman/CEO George Sakellaris

CFO Andrew Spence

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$21.0 million / $208.4 million


Honeywell International

Johnson Controls


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

On CAPS, 98% of the 433 members who have rated Ameresco believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those Fools, rcochcran1970, succinctly summed up the Ameresco bull case for our community:

Positive on energy right now with the mess in the Middle East, Africa, and South America. We need to develop our own resources in N. America, but we also need to do that more efficiently. AMRC is well positioned to take advantage of present and future global instability, and the price couldn't be better for a large company with plenty of cash and work waiting for them.