Based on the aggregated intelligence of 145,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, energy and smart-grid solutions specialist PowerSecure International (NASDAQ:POWR) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

PowerSecure facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Wake Forest, N.C. (1991)

Market Cap

$116.5 million


Heavy electrical equipment

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$98.9 million


CEO Sidney Hinton (since 2007)

CFO Christopher Hutter (since 2007)

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)


Compound Annual Revenue Growth (Over Past 5 Years)


Cash / Debt

$11.9 million / $5.4 million



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

On CAPS, 94% of the 142 members who have rated PowerSecure believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include ice23bear and All-Star TSIF, who is ranked in the top 2% of our community.

Late last year, ice23bear helped Fools feel secure about PowerSecure: "Good business model, and areas of specialization. It was overpriced for a while, but not at this price."

In a pitch from last week, TSIF elaborates on that bullishness:

PowerSecure International appears to me to be producing much needed products in the energy sector, including smart grid solutions, energy efficiency, backup power, regulatory assistance, and field services to oil and natural gas producers. Despite the brutal economic cycle, PowerSecure has remained slightly profitable and held steady. ... Debt is very minimal and P/B only 1.50. ... With the need for efficiency and the loosening of company budgets, PowerSecure has the makings to grow market share, improve its backlog, and increase its reoccurring revenue stream. All a "powerful" win-win for shareholders.

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