Based on the aggregated intelligence of 145,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Canadian precious metals miner Paramount Gold & Silver (NYSE:PZG) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Paramount facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Ottawa, Canada (2005)

Market Cap

$190 million


Metals and mining

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$206 million


Founder/CEO Christopher Crupi
CFO Lucie Letellier

Trailing-12-Month Return on Capital


Cash / Debt

$20 million / $0

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Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's), company releases, and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, all of the 51 All-Star members who have rated Paramount believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include hatchjcp and jed71, both of whom are ranked in the top 16% of our community.

Late last month, hatchjcp kindly informed Fools that Paramout "is a junior gold stock that is trying to prove [several] Million ounces of gold by mid 2010." Our CAPS All-Star continues: "They own several land projects in Mexico, one of which is the San Miguel project. ... Once they prove up top 10 Million ounces of gold they should put the company up for sale."

In a pitch from two weeks ago, jed71 offers more detail of Paramount importance:

The major project they are working on currently is the San Miguel Project. The following is a note from their website, "Since Feb 2007, when Paramount initially released their first National Instrument 43-101 compliant mineral resource estimate they have successively increased their resource over 250%. In February 2007 the estimate was 800,000 ounces of Gold Equivalent, then in June 2008 it was upgraded to 1,800,000 ounces of gold equivalent and then most recently in November 2008 the resource increased again to 2,645,000 ounces of Gold equivalent at San Miguel. Paramount is confident that there is tremendous potential to continue resource growth with further drilling." So they have proven 2.6MM ounces already, not a bad start.

They plan to continue drilling to maximize the proven reserves for the property and put it up for sale. Rough estimates indicate there could be as much as 10MM proven ounces of gold or more. Rough back of the envelope calculation, I get share price closer to $8-10 a share IF they can prove the 10MM ounces of reserves exist. ... Like I said highly speculative play... but worth a shot for a potential multi-bagger.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.