Based on the aggregated intelligence of 140,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Chinese fire protection company China Fire & Security Group (NASDAQ:CFSG) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

China Fire facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Beijing, China (1995)

Market Cap

$482.9 million


Industrial machinery

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$77.2 million


CEO Brian Lin (since December 2006)
COO Haijun Yang (since February 2009)

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)



$27.8 million/$0

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

On CAPS, 96.8% of the 1,815 members who have rated China Fire believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include jonjames1986 and LibbyLoo00.

Just last month, jonjames1986 touched on the backdrafts working in China Fire's favor: "I think that as the Chinese economy continues to grow ... fire safety is going to be an increasingly important service in industrialization. As a result, their revenues should increase at home and this will be amplified in U.S. dollars as the dollar depreciates."

In an earlier pitch, LibbyLoo00 elaborates on the hot opportunity:

With China's scandalous industrial disasters, both government and customers are coming down hard. Fire and Security will be a necessity during China's next growth wave plus in existing industry which needs safety retrofitting. [China Fire's] products are complex and sophisticated. Not easy for competitors to simply jump into the game. Excellent balance sheet and return on assets & equity, plus likeable net margins. And growth factors are super.

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