Based on the aggregated intelligence of 135,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Chinese drugmaker Simcere Pharmaceutical (NYSE:SCR) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Simcere facts

Headquarters (founded)

Nanjing, China (1995)

Market Cap

$429.7 million



TTM Revenue

$260.1 million


Co-Founder/CEO Jinsheng Ren

CFO Zhigang Zhao

Return on Equity (average, last two years)


Cash / Debt

$93.1 million / $10 million

Other Highly Rated Pharmaceutical Stocks

Pfizer (NYSE:PFE)

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Novartis (NYSE:NVS)

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CAPS Members Bearish on SCR Also Bearish on

Huaneng Power (NYSE:HNP)

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

Over on CAPS, fully 234 of the 240 members who have rated Simcere -- some 97.5% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include oxdeming and All-Star mrindependent, who is ranked in the top 2% of our community.

Two weeks ago, oxdeming tapped Simcere as a Far East way to get into drugs:

[L]ow valuation; great beneficiary of health reform in China; government strong support; cost-effectiveness in rolling out innovative medicine; leading performer in Chinese pharm sector.

In a pitch from two days ago, mrindependent elaborates:

Simcere Pharmaceutical is a rapidly growing generic pharmaceuticals company located in China. The company has tripled its revenues in the last 5 years and seems poised for future growth. Price has dropped recently due to combination of a China stock market pullback and a recent earnings miss. As a result, this extremely attractive company is available for just 1.44 times book value and 15 times estimated 2009 earnings. The balance sheet is sold with approximately $0.70 per share in net cash.

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