Based on the aggregated intelligence of 135,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, irrigation systems maker Lindsay (NYSE:LNN) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Lindsay facts

Headquarters (founded)

Omaha, Neb. (1954)

Market Cap

$448.3 million


Construction and Farm Machinery and Heavy Trucks

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$410.0 million


President/CEO Richard Parod (since April 2000)

CFO David Downing (since March 2009)

Compound Annual Revenue and Net Income Growth (over last three years)

25.1% and 37.0%


$63.2 million/$30.4 million

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

Over on CAPS, fully 279 of the 306 members who have rated Lindsay -- some 91% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include bighal33 and CECUEC.

Three weeks ago, bighal22 reminded our community that Lindsay is "well managed, [and] has a strong balance sheet. They have done well in a tough economy and continue to make money." Our CAPS member concludes: "They should do extremely well when the market recovers and the global growth story resumes."

In a pitch from last week, CECUEC expands on the tailwinds working in the stock's favor:

All successful farmers in my area have irrigation systems to insure completion of their crops. With the erratic weather the US will continue to experience, irrigations systems will be required for successful crop production in most areas.
... With its excellent management, Lindsay will be highly profitable with the coming rebound in the US economy!

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. The Fool owns shares of Lindsay. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.