Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, musical instrument maker Steinway Musical Instruments (NYSE: LVB) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Steinway facts

Headquarters (Founded) Waltham, Mass. (1993)
Market Cap $297.4 million
Industry Leisure products
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $322.5 million
Management

CEO Dana Messina

CFO Dennis Hanson

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years) 3.5%
Cash/Debt $107.1 million / $154.5 million

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

On CAPS, 93% of the 57 members who have rated Steinway believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include AnchorageAK and All-Star ikkyu2, who is ranked in the top 3% of our community.

Late last year, AnchorageAK tapped Steinway as a sweet-sounding selection: "Resurgence of spending on high-end luxury goods will fuel profitable growth. Their brands include the most respected names in musical instruments: Steinway, Selmer, Bach."

Currently, Steinway even sports a cheapish price-to-cash flow of 11.6. That represents a clear discount to other recreational goods stocks like Brunswick (NYSE: BC) (21.1), Pool Corp. (Nasdaq: POOL) (18.5), and Winnebago Industries (NYSE: WGO) (30.7).

CAPS All-Star ikkyu2 offers a balanced look at the special situation:

This is a speculative pick. An activist has recently acquired 10% of the shares and encouraged new blood on the board -- thanks for alerting me to this, TMF. The company has had positive earnings in 11 of the last 12 quarters. And Steinway pianos, last I checked, were still magnificent instruments considered best of breed, though Yamaha may have made significant inroads to their share over the last 3 decades.

The company has anemic returns on invested capital and on equity, however; and their debt to equity ratio is 67%, meaning that their real profit margins after interest is paid are pretty slim.

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