Based on the aggregated intelligence of 140,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Jinpan International (NASDAQ:JST), a maker of cast resin transformers, has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Jinpan facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Haikou, China (1993)

Market Cap

$212.9 million


Electrical Components and Equipment

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$168.0 million


Chairman/CEO Zhiyuan Li (Since 1997)

CFO Mark Du (Since 2002)

Compound Annual Revenue and Net Income Growth (Over Past Three Years)

28.9% and 55.7%



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

On CAPS, 802 of the 822 members who have rated Jinpan -- 98% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include Hozer02 and All-Star mrindependent, who is ranked in the top 2% of our community.

Last week, Hozer02 advised Fools to jump on Jinpan's recent drop: "Appears to be solid, established company … decent balance sheet … and poised to take advantage of infrastructure spending and growth in China. … I'll open a position on this recent dip due to earnings guidance reduced for the year."

In a pitch from two days ago, mrindependent offers even more Foolish guidance:

After its stock price was pummeled due to reduced guidance, Jinpan International is available for less than 10 times estimated earnings and less than 2 times book value. The company is a provider of cast resin transformers and voltage distribution equipment in China. It is a rapid growth company with a clean balance sheet. Profitability is consistent and returns on equity are usually in the 15 to 20% range. Seems like a deal.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Jinpan and American Oriental are Motley Fool Hidden Gems picks. American Oriental and ABB are Global Gains choices, and the Fool owns shares of American Oriental. Apple is a selection of Stock Advisor. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.