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 (NYSE: KS) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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
Industry Paper products
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 (NYSE: AVY) at 0.3% and International Paper's (NYSE: IP) 4.9%, let alone Domtar's (NYSE: UFS) annual drop of (3.9%).

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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