4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: StealthGas

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, liquefied gas transporter StealthGas (NAS: GASS) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

StealthGas facts

Headquarters (founded)Athens, Greece (2004)
Market Cap$123.9 million
IndustryOil and gas storage and transportation
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$118.3 million
ManagementCEO Harry Vafias (since 2004)
CFO Konstantinos Sistovaris (since 2011)
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)0.7%
Cash/Debt$45.5 million / $360.5 million
CompetitorsBW Gas AS
Golar LNG
Teekay LNG Partners LP

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

On CAPS, 95% of the 352 members who have rated StealthGas believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.  

Just last month, one of those Fools, All-Star Staka, weighed the stock's pros and cons for our community:

- Far below tangible book
- Operates in a growing sector (liquid nat gas transportation)
- No real risk of Greek devaluation because all income is from outside Greek
- Good momentum

- Short-term overbought
- Risk of idiotic management decision regarding the available cash

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