5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Seaspan

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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, containership operator Seaspan (NYS: 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)Hong Kong (2005)
Market Cap$1.2 billion
IndustryMarine
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$564.7 million
ManagementCEO Gerry Wang (since 2005)
CFO Sai Chu (since 2007)
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)(0.1%)
Cash/Debt$481.1 million / $3.6 billion
Dividend Yield4.5%
CompetitorsCMA CGM
Hanjin Shipping
Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 96% of the 851 members who have rated Seaspan believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those Fools, asprice81, tapped the stock as a solid income opportunity:

As the world economies improve in the future Seaspan will be poised with a large and modern fleet to ships goods all over the world. Company has consistently been raising their dividend and stock buyback program since their slashing back in 2008. I'll take a 4% dividend yield in a company that is growing its assets while signing favorable long-term leases with big names in shipping.

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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 Seaspan. Motley Fool newsletter services have recommended creating a covered straddle position in Seaspan. 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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