Based on the aggregated intelligence of 150,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Chinese electric motor maker Harbin Electric (NASDAQ:HRBN) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Harbin facts


Harbin, China

Market Cap

$588.35 million


Electrical components and equipment

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$150.76 million


Chairman/CEO Tianfu Yang (since 2005)
CFO Zedong Xu (since 2005)

Return on Capital (Average, Past 3 Years)


Compound Annual Revenue Growth (Over Past 3 Years)


Cash / Debt

$154.9 million / $13.2 million


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

On CAPS, 96% of the 142 All-Star members who have rated Harbin believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include boghead, who is ranked in the top 10% of our community, and UltraLong, the sixth-ranked member in all of CAPS.

Two weeks ago, boghead highlighted the stock's recent weakness as an enticing entry point: "Short-term pullback on a company with some good earnings coming down the pike."

In a pitch from the same day, UltraLong elaborates:

The company makes three types of motors in China: Rotary, Micro and Linear. [Harbin's] big business right now is in the rotary motor with specific attention paid to the energy sector. Their goal seems easily achievable based on their current growth rate that they'll have an 8% share of the market by 2011 (they currently are just over 3%).

Revenue growth rates of 60-80%, earnings per share jumps of 30-40%. ... Net cash per share of $4.90, so more than 25% of this company's worth is made up of cold, hard cash! Gross margins are up! ... This company is absolutely amazing and I think you need to jump all over this pullback. True valuation here to me is $32-34.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Emerson Electric is a Motley Fool Income Investor pick, and ABB is a Global Gains selection. The Fool owns shares of GrafTech International. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.