Based on the aggregated intelligence of 125,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Chinese coal producer Yanzhou Coal Mining (NYSE:YZC) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Yanzhou facts

Headquarters (founded)

Zoucheng, China (1973)

Market Cap

$3.4 billion


Coal and consumable fuels

TTM Revenue

$3.45 billion


Chairman Xin Wang
CEO Deyu Yang

TTM Return on Equity


Dividend Yield



Shenhua Group
China National Coal Group

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

Over on CAPS, fully 590 of the 617 members who have rated Yanzhou -- some 96% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include airforceja and animekenji.

Last week, airforceja highlighted several of Yanzhou's tantalizing metrics:

Virtually no debt. Return on equity and profit margin both 20 . Price to book <1; P/E <10. AND it pays a sweet dividend. Coal will be the engine that drives the Chinese economy for the foreseeable future. Seems to me this has to outperform.

In a pitch from late December, animekenji follows that bullish line of thinking:

Coal consumption in China and India is growing and they will be building more coal fired power plants because they are much cheaper to build and operate than greener alternatives. Any coal producing company located in or selling to these countries is going to be printing money.

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