Based on the aggregated intelligence of 140,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Chinese internet gaming leader (NASDAQ:NTES) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

NetEase facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Beijing (1997)

Market Cap

$5.8 billion


Internet software and services

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$472.4 million


Founder/CEO William Lei Ding
CFO Onward Choi

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)


Cash / Debt

$909.4 million / $0



CAPS Members Bullish on NTES Also Bullish on


CAPS Members Bearish on NTES Also Bearish on

D.R. Horton (NYSE:DHI)

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

On CAPS, 97% of the 1,122 members who have rated NetEase believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include MavenPicker and All-Star SarahGen, who is ranked in the top 0.2% of our community.

Just last month, MavenPicker motivated Fools to get into the game:

Company offering gaming online and internet portal, successfully operating in China with rapid growth and great opportunity. Reminiscent of Activision Blizzard [ (NASDAQ:ATVI)] at an earlier stage. Excellent financials and prospects as the Chinese population increasingly adopts gaming and internet communication.

In a pitch from three days later, SarahGen also tapped NetEase as an ideal way to ease into battle:

[NetEase] is sitting on the [World of Warcraft] goldmine, and any day now they're going to start seeing the goodies from that. Picked this a little early into the current China selloff, but it will turnaround with the China market in general and quickly outpace those gains with that little cash generator -- [World of Warcraft].

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Baidu,, and are Motley Fool Rule Breakers picks. Apple, Activision Blizzard, and Sina are Stock Advisor picks. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.