Based on the aggregated intelligence of 135,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, plant engineering and equipment supply company KHD Humboldt Wedag (NYSE:KHD) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

KHD facts

Headquarters (founded)

Central, Hong Kong (1951)

Market Cap

$282.6 million


Construction and Engineering

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$613.6 million


President/CEO Jouni Salo (since April 2009)

CFO Alan Hartslief (since October 2007)

Return on Equity (average, last five years)


Cash / Debt

$369.1 million / $10.8 million

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

Over on CAPS, 1,335 of the 1,357 members who have rated KHD -- some 98% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include sumbawa and All-Star wrongnumber, who is ranked in the top 10% of our community.

Two weeks ago, sumbawa highlighted KHD as an extreme balance sheet bargain:

About $12/share in cash. Losing some money right now, but will not burn through that hoard. And the business will return to profitability. Either there's something rotten with this company or it's one of the great mispricings I've seen.

In a pitch from one week later, wrongnumber expands on that contrarian sentiment:

It has been difficult for KHD to maintain its performance in the face of shrinking capital outlays around the world. Consequently, its stock price has been beaten down substantially. As financial stimulus programs begin to generate demand for cement and basic materials, KHD should take off.

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