Based on the aggregated intelligence of 130,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, traditional-Chinese medicine maker American Oriental Bioengineering (NYSE:AOB) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

AOB facts

Headquarters (founded)

Shenzhen, China (2003)

Market Cap

$392.03 million



TTM Revenue

$264.64 million


Chairman/CEO Shujun Liu

Co-Founder/CFO Yanchun Li

Compound Annual Revenue Growth (over last five years)



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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 2,706 of the 2,779 members who have rated AOB -- some 97% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include mrfett and All-Star MattMcComb, who is ranked in the top 20% of our community.

Last month, mrfett tapped AOB as an ancient method of curing portfolio sickness:

Traditional remedies are increasingly becoming mainstream. China is risky for myriad reasons, but this stock seems heavily discounted. It's no secret that China is a massive market, and this company should be well positioned for growth.

In a pitch from earlier in the month, MattMcComb can't help but run with the Foolish herd:

Another bandwagon pick. I know this company is incredibly popular in the Fool community, but I think it's with good reason. Health care is a recession-resistant field in general, and a fast-growing one in China as rising incomes allow more Chinese people to be able to afford AOB's products. Valuation is extremely reasonable, more than discounting what I see as a minimal management risk (the dodginess with the large conference building).

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. AOB is a Motley Fool Hidden Gems and Global Gains pick. Cemex is a Stock Advisor and Global Gains choice. Apple is also a selection of Stock Advisor. The Fool owns shares of AOB and Cemex. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.