Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, nanotech and electron microscopy specialist FEI Company
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at FEI's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (founded)||Hillsboro, Ore. (1971)|
|Market Cap||$1.9 billion|
|Industry||Scientific and technical instruments|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$826.4 million|
|Management||CEO Dr. Don Kania (since 2006)
CFO Raymond Link (since 2005)
|Return on Capital (average, past 3 years)||9.6%|
|Cash/Debt||$336.6 million / $89 million|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 97% of the 275 members who have rated FEI believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Just last month, one of those Fools, Clint35, brought FEI's solid fundamentals to our community's attention: "It's pretty cheap for a small company that's growing [quarterly] sales at about 14% and earnings around 36%. They also have a good balance sheet and pretty good margins."
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