Based on the aggregated intelligence of 145,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Chinese paper producer Orient Paper (NYSE:ONP) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Orient Paper facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Boading City, China (1996)

Market Cap

$150.9 million


Paper products

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$86.7 million


CEO Zhenyong Liu (since 2007)
CFO Winston Yen (since 2009)

Trailing-12-Month Return on Equity



$11.5 million / $11.2 million


Nine Dragons Paper
Ningbo Zhonghua

CAPS Members Bullish on ONP Also Bullish on

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

On CAPS, all of the 90 members who have rated Orient believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include rogerisi and All-Star TSIF, who is ranked in the top 1% of our community.

Three weeks ago, rogerisi noted that Orient "is on fire right now and we will see some [retracement] but for the long term investor, this is the China growth story you have been looking for with a solid, stable, boring product to sell."

In a pitch from last week, TSIF also tapped the stock as a potent way to paper-chase:

Orient has a strong portfolio of products in growing China, (including copy paper, uncoated and coated paper, digital-photo paper, corrugated paper, plastic paper, craft paper, graphic-design paper, antifraud-thermal-security paper, and packaging)…

Margins are strong with an operating margin of 20%. While I'm not fond of a high P/B, the 3x that Orient Paper sports is reasonable for its growth rate. Currently there is no institutional investment in Orient Paper, but this could change quickly. Parchment or not, barring another anti-China investment wave, Orient Paper appears to me to be a strong growth opportunity at this entry point.

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