4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Skyworks

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, handset chip maker Skyworks Solutions (Nasdaq: SWKS  ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Skyworks facts

Headquarters (founded) Woburn, Mass. (1962)
Market Cap $3.84 billion
Industry Semiconductors
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $986.7 million

CEO David Aldrich (since 2000)

CFO Donald Palette (since 2007)

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years) 10.8%
Cash/Debt $383.8 million / $74.4 million

Anadigics (Nasdaq: ANAD  )

RF Micro Devices (Nasdaq: RFMD  )

TriQuint Semiconductor (Nasdaq: TQNT  )

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

On CAPS, 94% of the 529 members who have rated Skyworks believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include JJBull1 and HarryInBC.

This past summer, JJBull1 tapped Skyworks as a potent play on the iPhone's popularity: "Huge demand by [Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL  ) ] and others, people can be broke and unemployed, but everyone has a cell phone."

Of course, Apple isn't the only wireless handset giant that uses Skyworks' energy-efficient chips. Nokia, Research In Motion, and Motorola are also among the whole host of technology blue chips that Skyworks sports as customers. And although Skyworks faces increasingly fierce price pressure, its trailing-12 month operating margin (15%) easily tops that of close rivals RF Micro (9.1%), TriQuint (8.5%), and Anadigics (-14.5%).

CAPS member HarryInBC elaborates:

In simple terms, Skyworks supplies the "guts" for everything from cell phones, to automotive computers, to satellite communication and much more. They are committed to green practices. Headquartered in the USA they also design, manufacture and sell around the world. ... There is a great demand for Skyworks' expertise, and their sales should continue to grow.

What do you think about Skyworks, or any other stock for that matter? If you want to retire rich, you need to put together the best portfolio you can. Owning exceptional stocks is a surefire way to secure your financial future, and on Motley Fool CAPS, thousands of investors are working every day to find them. CAPS is 100% free, so get started!

Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Apple is a Motley Fool Stock Advisor pick, and the Fool owns shares of it. 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.

Read/Post Comments (0) | Recommend This Article (7)

Comments from our Foolish Readers

Help us keep this a respectfully Foolish area! This is a place for our readers to discuss, debate, and learn more about the Foolish investing topic you read about above. Help us keep it clean and safe. If you believe a comment is abusive or otherwise violates our Fool's Rules, please report it via the Report this Comment Report this Comment icon found on every comment.

Be the first one to comment on this article.

Compare Brokers

Fool Disclosure

Sponsored Links

Leaked: Apple's Next Smart Device
(Warning, it may shock you)
The secret is out... experts are predicting 458 million of these types of devices will be sold per year. 1 hyper-growth company stands to rake in maximum profit - and it's NOT Apple. Show me Apple's new smart gizmo!

DocumentId: 1343275, ~/Articles/ArticleHandler.aspx, 10/23/2016 11:59:22 PM

Report This Comment

Use this area to report a comment that you believe is in violation of the community guidelines. Our team will review the entry and take any appropriate action.

Sending report...

Today's Market

updated 2 days ago Sponsored by:
DOW 18,145.71 -16.64 -0.09%
S&P 500 2,141.16 -0.18 -0.01%
NASD 5,257.40 15.57 0.30%

Create My Watchlist

Go to My Watchlist

You don't seem to be following any stocks yet!

Better investing starts with a watchlist. Now you can create a personalized watchlist and get immediate access to the personalized information you need to make successful investing decisions.

Data delayed up to 5 minutes

Related Tickers

10/21/2016 4:00 PM
AAPL $116.60 Down -0.46 -0.39%
Apple CAPS Rating: ****
ANAD.DL $0.00 Down +0.00 +0.00%
RFMD.DL $0.00 Down +0.00 +0.00%
RF Micro Devices CAPS Rating: ****
SWKS $77.47 Down -0.62 -0.79%
Skyworks Solutions CAPS Rating: ****
TQNT.DL $0.00 Down +0.00 +0.00%
TriQuint Semicondu… CAPS Rating: ***