Based on the aggregated intelligence of 130,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Chinese internet gaming leader (NASDAQ:NTES) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

NetEase facts 

Headquarters (founded)

Beijing, China (1997)

Market Cap

$2.87 billion


Internet Software and Services

TTM Revenue

$451.1 million


Founder/CEO William Lei Ding
CFO Onward Choi

Return on Equity (average, last three years)




CAPS members bullish on NTES also bullish on


CAPS members bearish on NTES also bearish on

General Motors (NYSE:GM)

Sources: Capital IQ, a division of Standard & Poor's, and Motley Fool CAPS. TTM = trailing 12 months.

Over on CAPS, fully 256 of the 266 All-Star members who have rated NetEase -- some 96% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include wackywebname and imaphule2, both of whom are ranked in the top 7% of our community.

Late last month, wackywebname tapped NetEase as a long-term bet with a supertrend on its side:

I almost always am betting on the next five years for a company and looking for sustainable, defensible differentiation in a growing market. Recession or no, over the next five years online gaming in Asia is going to grow and [NetEase] is well positioned to take advantage of it. This is a name that will outperform in that time.

In a pitch from September, imaphule2 highlighted NetEase as one of the cheapest gaming stocks in China. Of course, thanks to Mr. Market's malaise, the stock still remains on sale for roughly the same price:

Beaten down beyond what is reasonable. Even if their growth is half of what is predicted this price ($22ish) leave a margin of safety. Look for this stock to double in the next 4 years as the world works through the recession and this well positioned company grows by leaps and bounds.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. NetEase, Sohu, and Google are Motley Fool Rule Breakers recommendations. SINA and Apple are selections of Stock Advisor. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.