Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, diversified entertainment company Madison Square Garden (Nasdaq: MSG) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

MSG facts

Headquarters (founded)

New York (1874)

Market Cap

$1.99 billion



Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$1.18 billion


CEO Hank Ratner (since 2009)

CFO Robert Pollichino (since 2010)

Trailing-12-Month Return on Equity



$310.8 million / $4.6 million

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

On CAPS, 96% of the 104 members who have rated MSG believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include spoonieluv and MZweig9.

A couple of months ago, spoonieluv touched on several of MSG's positives:

the Garden itself should have constant sell-outs for quite some time. Also, the construction renovations are coming along quite nicely. ... Not to mention the TV network system that some Fool detailed as MSG's true cash cow.

Over the next five years, MSG is expected to grow its bottom line at a brisk rate of 20% annually. That's faster than diversified entertainment giants Walt Disney (NYSE: DIS) (15.2%), Time Warner (NYSE: TWX) (14.4%), and Viacom (NYSE: VIA) (17.1%).

CAPS member MZweig9 elaborates on the MSG bull case:

The Knicks and Rangers are two of the more valuable franchises in their sports. Add in one of the most famous arenas in sports, music, and theatre, in the world's most famous city, and you have a real special set of assets. Then, throw in Radio City Music Hall, the Beacon Theatre, etc., and the cable networks (MSG Network) to broadcast everything, and the value the market places on this company doesn't look right.

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