Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Chinese railroad operator Guangshen Railway (NYSE: GSH) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Guangshen facts

Headquarters (Founded) Shenzhen, China (1996)
Market Cap $3.5 billion
Industry Railroads
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $2.2 billion

CEO Shen Yi (since 2008)

Chief Accountant Tang Xiangdong (since 2008)

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years) 6.3%
Cash/Debt $685.2 million / $544.7 million
Dividend Yield 4%


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

On CAPS, 97% of the 770 members who have rated Guangshen believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include Frycup and All-Star rd80, who is ranked in the top 1% of our community.

Just last month, Frycup listed several of Guangshen's positives: "China, Chinese consumer growth, hard assets, value play. All beautiful things."

In fact, Guangshen currently trades at a paltry price-to-cash flow of 4.5. That represents a clear discount to North American counterparts Canadian National Railway (NYSE: CNI) (11.1), CSX (NYSE: CSX) (6.8), and Union Pacific (NYSE: UNP) (8.7).

CAPS All-Star rd80 lists several reasons to climb aboard Guangshen:

1. Very reasonable valuation.
2. Trains are cool.
3. Decent dividend.
4. Yuan is likely to get stronger vs. the dollar.
5. Growing economies need to move stuff. Rail is the most efficient way to do that over land.
6. I don't have any Chinese stock picks yet. Might as well start with a 5-star.

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