Based on the aggregated intelligence of 145,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Chinese solar-wafer maker LDK Solar (NYSE:LDK) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

LDK Solar facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Xinyu City, China (2005)

Market Cap

$727.05 million



Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$1.22 billion


Founder/CEO Xiaofeng Peng

CFO Jack Lai

TTM Return on Capital



$67.75 million / $1.82 billion


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

On CAPS, 94% of the 1,415 members who have rated LDK Solar believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include shepherd0513 and MikeBobulinski.

Two months ago, shepherd0513 noted that the stock seems to be peaking through the clouds: "All of LDK's inventory (polysilicon) writedowns should now be behind us. Its stock price has suffered due to these large losses the past several quarters. It should now proceed to catch up with other large solar players as it returns to profitability."

In a pitch from last month, MikeBobulinski also forecasted sunny skies ahead:

Has some going concern issues, but has a great deal of potential too. ... So I'm placing my bet on it going up. My logic ... rising oil costs, increased demand for green energy alternatives, solar is a proven technology, LDK while squirrely if one looks deeply into it is also pretty cheap. Not betting my life savings on this one, but am pretty sure this one will also rise over time.

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