Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, speech-software specialist Nuance Communications (Nasdaq: NUAN ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Nuance's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (founded)||Burlington, Mass. (1992)|
|Market Cap||$6.5 billion|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$1.5 billion|
|Management||Chairman/CEO Paul Ricci
CFO Thomas Beaudoin
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||0.4%|
|Cash/Debt||$976.9 million / $1.4 billion|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 96% of the 5,715 members who have rated Nuance believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Nuance hit a little speed bump and investors are treating it like a spike strip? Fine by me -- the company is a human-to-machine interface juggernaut that is just getting started. The long-term opportunity is larger than ever, just hidden behind those lumbering but unstoppable long-term mobile agreements.
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