Based on the aggregated intelligence of 130,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Chinese fire protection company China Fire & Security Group (NASDAQ:CFSG) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

China Fire facts

Headquarters (founded)

Beijing, China (1995)

Market Cap

$181.52 million


Industrial Equipment and Components

TTM Revenue

$62.2 million


CEO Brian Lin (since December 2006)

VP Haijun Yang (since February 2009)

TTM Return on Equity



Kidde Fire Fighting

Nanjing Fire Safety Products

CAPS members bullish on CFSG also bullish on:


American Oriental Bioengineering (NYSE:AOB)


CAPS members bearish on CFSG also bearish on:

Citigroup (NYSE:C)

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT)

Raser Technologies (NYSE:RZ)

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

Over on CAPS, 1,780 of the 1,809 members who have rated China Fire -- or 98% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include Grimsooth and All-Star HAB2849, who is ranked in the top 10% of our community.

Three weeks ago, Grimsooth summed up the outperform case for Fools:

China might not have the best saftey record generally, but if they are going to produce large sustainable companies and profits, they will need to protect thier investments. China Fire, quite simply, is in a good position to capitalize on China's current and future industrialization.

In a pitch from five days later, HAB2849 expands on that bullish reasoning:

The Company markets its industrial fire safety products and systems primarily to companies in the iron and steel, power and petrochemical industries in China. It is also developing its business in the nuclear power plants and the transportation, including subways and highways tunnels.

... China is still growing its economy fast, at 7.5%, despite global economic issues. China government announcement of a gigantic $586 billion economic stimulus plan package that aims to bump up growth by 2 to 3% points. Under the package, China will pour money into infrastructure projects and education, as well as environmental protection and high technology. I believe [China Fire] will benefit from this stimulus plan package. Looks like a very solid company.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. China Fire is a Motley Fool Global Gains pick, Apple is a Stock Advisor selection, and Microsoft is a choice of Inside Value. AOB is a Motley Fool Hidden Gems recommendation, and the Fool owns shares of it. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.