Based on the aggregated intelligence of 125,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, mining equipment maker Bucyrus International (NASDAQ:BUCY) 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 woefully lag the market average.

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

Bucyrus facts

Headquarters (founded)

South Milwaukee, Wis. (1880)

Market Cap

$1.39 billion


Construction machinery

TTM Revenue

$2.33 billion


CEO Timothy Sullivan (since 2004)

CFO Craig Mackus (since 2004)

Return on Equity (average, last three years)



Joy Global (NASDAQ:JOYG)

CAPS members bullish on BUCY also bullish on:

Transocean (NYSE:RIG)

CAPS members bearish on BUCY also bearish on:

Las Vegas Sands (NYSE:LVS)

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

Over on CAPS, 905 of the 927 members who have rated Bucyrus -- or 98% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include DrDinoTX and CAPS All-Star BSHumphreyII.

Last month, DrDinoTX brought attention to the stock's attractive top line: "Solid revenue growth over the last three years. A good play on commodity prices but less volatile due to less elasticity of demand."

In a pitch from five days ago, BSHumphreyII agrees, writing that Bucyrus' fast-growing bottom line isn't too shabby, either:

Considering its explosive earnings growth, Bucyrus is absurdly cheap right now at less than 6 times earnings. Seriously, it's trading at less than 1.5 times its book value. I know commodities have crashed, but that doesn't mean every mine in the world is going to close up!

Contracts with multi-national mining corporations will keep Bucyrus in business until commodities recover and its customers begin to expand operations again.

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