5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Ingram Micro

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, IT products specialist Ingram Micro (NYSE: IM  ) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Ingram Micro facts

Headquarters (founded) Santa Ana, Calif. (1979)
Market Cap $2.6 billion
Industry Technology distributors
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $36.2 billion
Management CEO Alain Monie (since January 2012)
COO William Humes (since April 2012)
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years) 8.7%
Cash/Debt $1 billion / $388.3 million
Competitors Arrow Electronics
SYNNEX
Tech Data

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 93% of the 196 members who have rated Ingram Micro believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

This week, one of those Fools, XMFConnor, tapped Ingram Micro as a particularly clear bargain opportunity:

Largest Net/Net in the market. Wholesaler of electronic products. Trades at less than 4X EBITDA, generated $277 mm in earnings [trailing-12-month], which is less than 10X P/E. Not too complicated here. Net/net that is profitable and growing value. Outperform.

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