Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, silver producer Great Panther Silver (AMEX: GPL) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Great Panther facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Vancouver, Canada (1965)

Market Cap

$323.7 million


Precious metals and minerals

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$43.4 million


President/CEO Robert Archer

Vice President/CFO Martin Brian Carsky

Return on Capital (Average, Past 3 Years)



$14.56 million / $4.9 million

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

On CAPS, 95.5% of the 314 members who have rated Great Panther believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include jed71 and Det510.

Just last month, jed71 brought the stock's recent weakness to our community's attention:

Very happy to have the opportunity to reestablish my old position in GPL at this price. I am thinking I might be a little early -- I believe silver is going to retrace to around $28-29 per ounce. But that's ok -- I have no problem riding out some short-term downside in order to get some longer term exposure to a really great miner.

Over the past three years, Great Panther has even grown its top line at a brisk rate of 40% annually. That's in line with Fool favorite Silver Wheaton (NYSE: SLW) (40%) and faster than other silver plays like Pan American Silver (Nasdaq: PAAS) (24%) and Silvercorp (NYSE: SVM) (16%).

CAPS member Det510 elaborates on the Great Panther bull case:

They are a very volatile stock, but I think there are a lot of reasons why silver will do well going forward. ...

1. governments of the world are still printing money like it's going out of style... being led by the two most "influential", the U.S. and the EU. Let's face it... unemployment is really high, and even higher in some places like Vegas..

2. debt is crazy... while I don't feel there is any chance of the U.S. defaulting, when you start looking at Greece, Portugal, Italy, California, Illinois etc ... the picture becomes a lot more bleak.

3. Let's face it... economies are tied together whether we like it or not ...

4. QE2 is about to run out ... if the Fed does nothing, and lets it run out without continuing something else (which I believe is the right thing to do) the pressure that will be placed on stocks will be huge. If they do something, it will greatly decrease confidence that the economy is actually getting better (which is quite debatable).

All of these things and more are working together to depress the dollar and help push folks into hard assets.

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