Based on the aggregated intelligence of 145,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Chinese power equipment provider A-Power Energy Generation Systems (NASDAQ:APWR) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

A-Power facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Shenyang, China (2003)

Market Cap

$493.2 million


Heavy electrical equipment

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$266.8 million


CEO Jinxiang Lu (since 2008)
CFO Kin Mak (since 2009)

Return on Equity (Average, Past 2 Years)


Compound Annual Revenue and Net Income Growth (Over Past 2 Years)

39.5% and 9.5%


$90.8 million / $27.9 million


Suzlon Energy
Dongfang Electric

CAPS Members Bullish on APWR Also Bullish on

General Electric (NYSE:GE)
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CAPS Members Bearish on APWR Also Bearish on

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

On CAPS, 97% of the 272 All-Star members who have rated A-Power 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 the fourth-ranked member in all of CAPS, UltraLong.

Just two days ago, mrindependent reminded Fools that A-Power "makes wind turbines and other electrical stuff in China." Our CAPS member concludes: "The company is growing rapidly and is still reasonably priced."

In a pitch from the same day, UltraLong reasserted his belief in the stock:

A-Power is back on sale again and I'm going to simply copy and paste my thoughts from October about the company because nothing has changed. If [A-Power] can just deliver its product (key words here) ON TIME, then they should have no problem hitting $17-18 a share which is where fair value in my eyes would be.

'A-Power provides power grids and power generation systems to industrial companies in China but I think the real potential here lies in their wind turbine production. ... The revenue growth and profit potential here are huge, the only problem I run into with [A-Power]  is their inability thus far to own up to those expectations. ... If [A-Power] can get its hide into gear, they could be staring down a forward price to earnings of something like 8-9 times 2010 earnings.'

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