Based on the aggregated intelligence of 145,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Chinese meat and food processor Zhongpin (NASDAQ:HOGS) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Zhongpin facts


Changge City, China

Market Cap

$533.4 million


Packaged foods and meats

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$650.4 million


Founder/CEO Zhu Xianfu

CFO Feng Wang

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)



$26.8 million / $158.0 million

Major Customers

Yum! Brands (NYSE:YUM)

McDonald's (NYSE:MCD)

Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE:WMT)

CAPS Members Bullish on HOGS Also Bullish on

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CAPS Members Bearish on HOGS Also Bearish on (NASDAQ:BIDU)

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

On CAPS, 98% of the 844 members who have rated Zhongpin believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include mullinkay and All-Star mcollin, who is ranked in the top 10% of our community.

Just three weeks ago, mullinkay went hog wild over the stock's tasty tailwinds: "People in China will not quit eating, and pork seems be the meat of choice. I feel that this company can provide a better product at a better price than most, and should do very well, regardless of what China as a whole does."

In a pitch from two days earlier, mcollin expands on the succulent opportunity:

Growth in revenue and earnings has been steady and I see no reason that this company cannot continue to grow [at] a good clip for many years. The current P/E Ratio around 11 would be OK if this company never increased earnings in the future, so it's like getting the growth for free. Even if [Zhongpin] grows at exactly the rate of China's GDP growth, today's price will prove to be a bargain.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Wal-Mart is a Motley Fool Inside Value pick, and Baidu is a recommendation of Rule Breakers. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.