Based on the aggregated intelligence of 160,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Greek shipper Navios Maritime (NYSE: NM) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Navios facts


Piraeus, Greece

Market Cap

$656 million



Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$598.7 million


Chairman/CEO Angeliki Frangou

CFO George Achniotis

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)


Cash / Debt

$173.9 million / $1.6 billion

Dividend Yield



DryShips (Nasdaq: DRYS)

Excel Maritime (NYSE: EXM)

Diana Shipping (NYSE: DSX)

Key Customers

ArcelorMittal (NYSE: MT)

ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM)

Petrobras (NYSE: PBR)

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

On CAPS, 98% of the 1,446 members who have rated Navios believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include dhloucks and All-Star mrindependent, who is ranked in the top 1% of our community.

Two months ago, dhloucks tapped the stock as a resourceful way to get into resources: "Gurus are recommending commodities, so, [Navios] ships all these things like grain, coal, ores, Etc. At 10 X this year's EPS and 6 x next with a nice yield, it is a better investment than the commodities or mining companies."

In a pitch from three days ago, mrindependent elaborates. Here's an excerpt:

Due to the current down cycle in dry bulk shipping, the company's stock is currently trading for a p/bv of 0.7 , which compares favorably to its longterm mean of 1.0. Don't get too excited about the low p/bv ratio because [a large fraction] of the company's equity is intangible assets or goodwill. ... Positives for the company include capable, experienced management. ... Longterm, I believe that the future of dry bulk shipping is bright because (1) nothing in the recent economic and financial upheaval has derailed the move to greater internationalization and (2) future growth prospects for emerging nations still shines bright.

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