Based on the aggregated intelligence of 130,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Melco Crown Entertainment (NASDAQ:MPEL), which owns and develops casinos in Macau, has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Melco facts 

Headquarters (founded)

Central, Hong Kong (2004)

Market Cap

$2.16 billion


Casinos and Gaming

TTM Revenue

$1.42 billion


CEO Lawrence Yau Lung Ho (since 2006)

CFO  Simon Dewhurst (since 2006)

Book Value per Share



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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 1,049 of the 1,097 members who have rated Melco -- some 95.6% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include TMFHoosier8 and All-Star fuzion23, who is ranked in the top 4% of our community.

Last week, TMFHoosier8 tapped the stock as a gamble worth taking:

Currently lacking income, but its equity is worth more than current market cap. Couple in a booming population and the adage "if you build it, they will come" -- this is getting a thumbs up.

In a pitch from last month, fuzion23 elaborates:

True, it sounds bad right now that Vegas foot traffic has decrease greatly and Casino in Vegas is hurting badly. However, in Macau I believe will be better than ever in a couple years. First, China population is a lot larger than the U.S. Secondly, Chinese people love gambling and China has about 2 trillion dollars to pump back to the economy … Finally, China restriction travel to Macau will eventually be lifted or loosen up if they realized the growth in Macau has decreased substantially. I believe Melco has a lot of potential especially after their most recent earning report was relatively good compared to the other casino operators in Vegas.

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