Based on the aggregated intelligence of 150,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, regional airline Republic Airways Holdings (NASDAQ:RJET) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Republic facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Indianapolis (1996)

Market Cap

$180 million



Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$317.13 million


CEO Bryan Bedford (since 1999)
CFO Robert Cooper (since 2002)

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)



$85 million / $2.2 billion


Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL)

CAPS Members Bullish on RJET Also Bullish on

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CAPS Members Bearish on RJET Also Bearish on

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

On CAPS, 94% of the 144 All-Star members who have rated Republic believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include mrindependent, who is ranked in the top 1% of our community, and UltraLong, the second-ranked member in all of CAPS.

Late last month, mrindependent singled out the stock as a good bet to take off:

In my opinion, Republic Airlines is "best in breed" for brand name air carriers. Management seems smarter than average. Unlike most air carriers, Republic Airlines has been slightly profitable in recent quarters and is expected to generate solid earnings next year. Although debt is higher than it should be, this company looks like a AAA credit compared to other airlines.

In a pitch from just last week, UltraLong echoed that sentiment:

At $5 you get a contracted and commercial airline that has consistently grown revenues for the past 5 years, and in "normal" times produces $2 in earnings. This scenario gave a value of $16-$22 for years. Now trading at $5 you still get nearly $1 in earnings and an expected 20% uptick in revenues in 2010. Fixed fee figures were a tad light but they've been factored into the numbers already and debt figures are higher than I'd like to see. ... [Republic] is well below book and sales valuations and seems more appropriately valued north of $8.75 a share or roughly 8-9 times 2010 earnings given their short-term lack of visibility in overall travel.

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