5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Tata Motors

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Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Indian automaker Tata Motors (NYS: TTM) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Tata facts

Headquarters (Founded)Mumbai, India (1945)
Market Cap$9.4 billion
IndustryAuto manufacturer
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$26.42 billion
ManagementCEO Carl-Peter Forster (since 2010)
CFO C. Ramakrishnan (since 2007)
Operating Margin (Average, Past 3 Years)4.7%
Cash/Debt$2.23 billion / $6.7 billion
Dividend Yield2.6%
CompetitorsFord (NYS: F)
General Motors (NYS: GM)
Toyota (NYS: TM)

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

On CAPS, 97% of the 2,758 members who have rated Tata believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include davfoo and meadornack.

Just last week, davfoo tapped Tata as a great way to go for growth:

Jaguar, Land Rover, and the worlds cheapest car in India. This should take off in the next 5 years. In the short run auto sales may be slow, and the dollar may be too strong, but eventually TTM should do quite well.

Over the next five years, in fact, Tata is expected to grow its bottom line at a brisk rate of 35% annually. That's faster than competitors like Ford (7%), GM (12%), and Toyota (26%).

CAPS member meadornack expands on the Tata outperform argument:

This Indian company has a lot of upside potential with its dual threat of global sales after its reinvention of the Jaguar and Land Rover line as well as its growth in India. The company should benefit from global macro increases in automobile sales as well as growth in India. The company is well positioned in its own country, and they have a lot of upside after a rough several months for the Indian markets.

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At the time this article was published Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. The Motley Fool owns shares of Ford. Motley Fool newsletter services have recommended buying shares of Ford and GM. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days.We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.

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