Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, unbleached kraft paper specialist KapStone Paper and Packaging
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at KapStone Paper's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
KapStone Paper facts
|Headquarters (Founded)||Northbrook, Ill. (2005)|
|Market Cap||$738.5 million|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$812.9 million|
Chairman/CEO Roger Stone
President/COO Matthew Kaplan
|Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)||20%|
|Cash/Debt||$22.5 million / $108.8 million|
Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 94% of the 135 members who have rated KapStone Paper believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include BBRAF and All-Star BuffettJunior1, who is ranked in the top 10% of our community.
Late last year, BBRAF tapped KapStone as an upturning opportunity: "sales improving, margins improving, great insider ownership, good board. should rock if economy picks up."
Over the past three years, in fact, KapStone has grown its top line at a particularly brisk rate of 46.5% annually. That's much faster than industry peers like Avery Dennison
CAPS All-Star BuffettJunior1 elaborates on the growth opportunity:
Interesting business. Its one of the fastest growing small companies right now. I read the annual report and the management states that they want to achieve 2 billion in revenues by 2015. I personally think this is a bit too ambitious, but it's not impossible. If the cash return on invested capital can remain high, and the company can reach its goal of 2 billion by 2015, then this stocks intrinsic value will be well over 100 per share.
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