5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Westport Innovations

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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, alternative fuel technologist Westport Innovations (NAS: WPRT) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Westport facts

Headquarters (founded)Vancouver, Canada (1995)
Market Cap$1.8 billion
IndustryAuto parts
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$264.7 million
ManagementFounder/CEO David Demers
CFO William Larkin
Trailing-12-Month Return on Equity(32.4%)
Cash/Debt$85.7 million / $86.2 million
CompetitorsCardone Industries
Jasper Engine Exchange
New Flyer Industries

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

On CAPS, 98% of the 1,306 members who have rated Westport believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

A few weeks ago, one of those Fools, asprice81, succinctly summed up the bull case for our community:

With the price of natural gas continuing to go lower and the price of oil staying above $100 I see the shift toward natural gas powered vehicles becoming a reality. Westport has made strategic business alliances with some of the top players in business, such as Cummins and Caterpillar. America will use its own resources to break its reliance on OPEC. ... [Current price] will seem like a gift when you look at the price of this in 2013.

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