Based on the aggregated intelligence of 125,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Indian automaker Tata Motors (NYSE:TTM) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Tata facts

Headquarters (founded)

Mumbai, India (1945)

Market Cap

$1.46 billion


Auto manufacturing

TTM Revenue

$6.99 billion


CEO Ravi Kant (since 2005)

CFO C. Ramakrishnan (since 2007)

TTM Return on Equity


Dividend Yield



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CAPS members bullish on TTM also bullish on:


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

Over on CAPS, 2,361 of the 2,434 members who have rated Tata -- or 97% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include TSIF and CAPS All-Star Matt8265, who is ranked in the top 10% of our community.

Last month, TSIF backed Tata: "Lower cost to produce in India, lower material cost. Working in the fastest growing market for cars and trucks. Getting innovative. … Overall, big enough, well managed and supported by founders."

In a pitch from five days earlier, Matt8265 tapped the company as a terrific growth and dividend play:

India is the fastest growing democratic society on the face of the earth with Tata motors taking 20% of the entire auto market in < 7 years. Unlike the USA, less than 7% of India's households have cars with [tons] of market opportunity. … The Tata family is of the highest integrity. The stock price is off 75% from a year ago. Their cash to debt position is one of the best in the industry. Nano is and will be a world wide HIT with ABS-Electric and Airbag models on the design board. Jag sales have held up very well. The nano will be in production in < 2 months... and the kicker? ... a 9.8% dividend.

Mr. R. Tata is … brilliant and will be known as the Henry Ford of the developing world.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Tata Motors is a Motley Fool Global Gains recommendation. Apple is a Stock Advisor pick. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.