Based on the aggregated intelligence of 120,000 investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, clad metal plates maker Dynamic Materials (NASDAQ:BOOM) has earned a coveted five-star ranking. Our data has shown that five-star stocks outperform the market by a significant margin; conversely, one-star stocks have woefully lagged the market average.

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

Dynamic facts

Headquarters (founded)

Boulder, Colo. (1965)

Market Cap

$232 million


Industrial Machinery

TTM Revenue

$229.2 million


CEO Yvon Pierre Cariou (since November 2000)

CFO Richard Santa (since January 2008)

Return on Capital (average last three years)



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Sources: Capital IQ, a division of Standard & Poor's, and Motley Fool CAPS. TTM = trailing 12 months.

Over on CAPS, some 98% of the 1,113 members who have rated Dynamic believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include doctordave77 and CAPS All-Star dhabluetzel.

In late August, doctordave77 bullishly described Dynamic thusly:

Leading company in a rapidly growing market. Plus, blessed with a management team that has been doing just about everything well. What more could you want?

A more recent pitch from dhabluetzel late last month agrees, elaborating on Dynamic's ironclad outlook:

Providing corrosion protection cladding for base metal sheets is in demand in industry. Many processes utilise highly corrosive chemicals to join polymers to produce raw plastic for industry. The oil patch also uses these end products (clad metal) in the construction of refineries which are going to have to be built to keep up with demand and replace existing ageing plants.

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