Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, online radio company Pandora Media (NYSE: P ) has received the dreaded one-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Pandora's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (founded)||Oakland, Calif. (2000)|
|Market Cap||$2.0 billion|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$304.1 million|
|Management||Chairman/CEO Joseph Kennedy
CFO Steven Cakebread
|Trailing-12-Month Return on Equity||(57.6%)|
|Cash/Debt||$80.6 million / $0|
Clear Channel Communications
Sirius XM Radio
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 67% of the 552 members who have rated Pandora believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward.
I love Pandora, the service, but I'm not so sure about the stock. In particular, I'm worried about Amazon and Apple's cloud service for storing music and other streaming services like Spotify. I also don't see the record labels doing much to promote growth in music streaming. Until they embrace this as the new way of doing business, I'll be staying away from [Pandora].
I will say that I love Pandora for music discovery and I hope they are around for a very long time.
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