Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, containership operator Seaspan (NYSE: SSW) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Seaspan facts

Headquarters (Founded) Majuro, Marshall Islands (2005)
Market Cap $1.02 billion
Industry Shipping
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $447.8 million

CEO Gerry Wang (since 2005)

CFO Sai Chu (since 2007)

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years) (2.8%)
Cash/Debt $212.3 million / $2.8 billion
Dividend Yield 5.0%

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

On CAPS, 96% of the 803 members who have rated Seaspan believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include All-Star eksummers620 and saxonglass, both of whom are ranked in the top 15% of our community.

Just last week, eksummers620 tapped Seaspan as a timely bargain opportunity: "With management motivated to raise the dividend and its aggressive ship-building program, the recent price decline is attracting my attention."

Over the next five years, in fact, Seaspan is expected to grow its bottom line at a brisk rate of more than 22% annually. That's faster than other shipping stocks like DryShips (Nasdaq: DRYS) (10%), Navios Maritime Partners (NYSE: NMM) (3%), and Overseas Shipholding (NYSE: OSG) (1%).

CAPS member saxonglass elaborates on the Seaspan bull case:

[E]essentially all ships are on long term contracts. Less volatility and less credit risk for the company. Long term growth of "dry" shipping is potentially enormous with China, India, etc. requiring raw materials and shipping finished products. Dividend will likely increase year by year for the next couple of years with a potential of over 1.00 per share payments in 1-2 years.

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