Based on the aggregated intelligence of 160,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, insulating and conducting materials specialist Chase Corp. (NYSE: CCF) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Chase facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Bridgewater, Mass. (1946)

Market Cap

$108.8 million


Electrical components and equipment

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$105.3 million


CEO Peter Chase (since 1993)

CFO Kenneth Dumas (since 2007)

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)



$7.1 million / $12.5 million

Dividend Yield




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

On CAPS, 94% of the 140 members who have rated Chase believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include dustinnoe and dumberthanafool.

Three months ago, dustinnoe summed up the outperform case in just a few simple words: "Boring business with solid numbers."

In a pitch from a month ago, dumberthanafool expands on Chase as a small wonder:

Great little growing company. ... VERY low debt/equity ratio. High current ratio. Was "discovered" by the market in early 2007, and remains known despite the drop. Modest dividend. My enthusiasm is tempered by its relatively low return on equity and return on investments, modest growth prospects. But it's a solid small company that appears strong, well-managed, and that I think will be doing well 10-15 years from now, come what may. ... And, who knows, maybe I'll get lucky and [Chase] will provide even more than the modest return I expect from it.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. 3M is a Motley Fool Inside Value pick, and Emerson is a choice of Income Investor. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.