Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, vacuum and heat transfer equipment manufacturer Graham (AMEX: GHM ) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Graham's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (Founded)||Batavia, N.Y. (1936)|
|Market Cap||$233.3 million|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$108.9 million|
|Management||CEO James Lines (since 2008) |
CFO Jeffrey Glajch (since 2009)
|Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)||12.1%|
|Cash/Debt||$44.5 million / $311 thousand|
|Competitors||Alfa Laval |
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 97% of the 1,100 members who have rated Graham believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Late last year, one of those bulls, All-Star ikkyu2, touched on the tailwinds working in Graham's favor:
World economy will get back on its feet; [Graham] is positioned in a sweet little niche for the next wave of the energy services business.
E.g.: How do we make our refinery process crude that's more sour than our usual feedstock? Call [Graham]. How do we extend the life of our current nuke plant? Call [Graham]. How do we improve efficiencies at the pump and conversion stages of our solar plant? Call [Graham]. How do we maintain our nuke sub and carrier fleets' nuke-steam motors? Call [Graham].
Everything that matters, worldwide. Nothing that doesn't. I'm so bullish on this company, I could moo.
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