Based on the aggregated intelligence of 145,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Indonesian telecommunications giant Telkom Indonesia (NYSE:TLK) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Telkom facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Bandung, Indonesia (1884)

Market Cap

$20.3 billion


Integrated telecommunication services

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$7.02 billion


CEO Rinaldi Firmansyah

CFO Sudiro Asno

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)



$794.8 million / $2.36 billion

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

On CAPS, 98% of the 292 members who have rated Telkom believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include jamespeer and Caligiuri, both of whom are ranked in the top 5% of our community.

Just last week, jamespeer tapped Telkom as one of the best ways to look beyond the BRIC: "Forget China, India, and Brazil, the fastest growing economy over the next 5 years and beyond is going to be, you guessed it, Indonesia! And this company is a behemoth. As the economy grows, this company will continue to prosper."

In a pitch from one week earlier, Caligiuri expands on the emerging opportunity:

Huge Growth Opportunity for [Telkom] being in Indonesia. The company looks very strong financially as well. It has shown it can reinvest earnings well with high ROE and ROA. What is the point of trying to value [Telkom] shares when the growth opportunity is so large? From what I understand, [Telkom] is almost a monopoly and is clearly a leader in its market. A monopoly in an emerging industry? Count me in.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Apple is a Motley Fool Stock Advisor pick, and Telkom Indonesia and Johnson & Johnson are choices of Income Investor. Telkom Indonesia is also a Global Gains pick. The Fool owns shares of Johnson & Johnson and Telkom Indonesia. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.