Based on the aggregated intelligence of 150,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, digital television equipment maker China Digital TV (NYSE:STV) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

China Digital TV facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Beijing, China (2004)

Market Cap

$422.0 million


Computer storage and peripherals

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$54.7 million


Co-Founder/CEO Jianhua Zhu
CFO Liang Xu

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)



$232.8 million / $0


Motorola (NYSE:MOT)

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Other Highly Rated Chinese Stocks

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

On CAPS, 96% of the 807 members who have rated China Digital believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include dgu004 and iddqkfyou.

Late last year, dgu004 informed Fools that China Digital "is a simple monopoly in the Chinese digital TV market." Our CAPS member concludes: "The digital conversion process in China is supported and sometimes even 'forced' by the government so their revenue/profit has only one direction to go for the coming 3-5 years."

In a pitch from three weeks ago, iddqkfyou also seemed struck by the stock's pretty picture:

This is not some TV manufacturer or wireless television station, they make what allows T.V. systems of the future function, and with their recent investment in OpenV, a Chinese Hulu with tens of millions of viewers, they are positioned to branch into content delivery and advertising.

I really like this choice because it gives me a rare opportunity for leverage: other companies that have seen their earnings hit in this recession are at multi-year highs, so even if I believed in a sustainable recovery, which I still don't, they would still not be attractive buy. This company has a good business and should grow, yet you can pick it up for nothing.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. China Digital TV is a Motley Fool Rule Breakers selection. Intel is an Inside Value recommendation. Motley Fool Options has recommended a buy calls position on Intel. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.