Based on the aggregated intelligence of 140,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, geothermal power plant operator Ormat Technologies (NYSE:ORA) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Ormat facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Reno, Nev. (1965)

Market Cap

$1.84 billion


Independent power producers

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$395 million


CEO Yehudit Bronicki

CFO Joseph Tenne

Compound Annual Revenue and Net Income Growth (Over Past 3 Years)

16.1% and 35.4%


$46 million/$538 million


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

On CAPS, 95.3% of the 404 members who have rated Ormat believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include greenfuture and All-Star JakilaTheHun, who is ranked in the top 0.05% of our community.

Just last month, greenfuture tapped the stock as a solid bet to heat up:

Geothermal electricity is a very underexploited low-hanging fruit in the global pursuit of clean baseload power. Ormat appears to be the dominant tech player in the field. If the geothermal story causes Ormat to outperform analysts' modest growth expectations, [share price] should grow back to $60 and well beyond over the next few years.

In a pitch from the same day, JakilaTheHun expanded on Ormat as a rather overlooked alternative:

Possibly overpriced, but this is a growth pick more than a value pick. I like geothermal's growth potential a lot right now. The market and the media have both been enamored more with solar and wind over the past few years, but geothermal is base-load and a much more viable long-term solution where it is available. Ormat is also a very well run company that has impressively performed in the past.

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