Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, network acceleration specialist Riverbed Technology (Nasdaq: RVBD ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Riverbed's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (founded)||San Francisco (2002)|
|Market Cap||$2.7 billion|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$745.3 million|
|Management||Co-Founder/Chairman/CEO Jerry Kennelly
CFO Randy Gottfried
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||6.6%|
|Cash/Debt||$484.3 million / $0|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 95% of the 976 members who have rated Riverbed believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Just last week, one of those bulls, RSue, touched on the tailwinds working in Riverbed's favor: "Network optimization is becoming increasingly important with exponentially growing traffic on wide-area web networks -- with respect to speed, efficiency and cost savings. Riverbed is a leader in the field and has a raving fan base."
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