4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Fusion-io

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, storage memory platform company Fusion-io (NYSE: FIO  ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Fusion-io facts

Headquarters (founded) Salt Lake City (2005)
Market Cap $2.0 billion
Industry Computer storage and peripherals
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $324.4 million
Management Co-Founder/Chairman/CEO David Flynn
Co-Founder/Chief Marketing Officer Rick White
Trailing-12-Month Return on Equity 1%
Cash/Debt $294.7 million / $0
Competitors EMC
NetApp
STEC

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

On CAPS, 89% of the 179 members who have rated Fusion-io believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those Fools, LazyOldMan, touched on the tailwinds working in the stock's favor:

While this is not a certainty by any means... the technology that supports virtualization and server-based web applications is clearly in the future. [Fusion-io] appears to be in a good spot. But there is significant competition and the market is VERY price sensitive. If they can make products that are a "good" value and afford to sell them and make a profit this company is positioned to do very well. There are alternative storage strategies and some are very low cost.

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  • Report this Comment On July 10, 2012, at 8:43 AM, RUBBA12 wrote:

    So FIO is ready to "pop" because Brian thinks LazyOld Man makes a good point; If FIO can make a good product and make a profit they'll

    do very well. That's pure brilliance!

  • Report this Comment On July 12, 2012, at 12:05 PM, gpickles wrote:

    Icecube99 - People might take you more seriously if you knew the difference between "there" and "their" and learned how to use proper punctuation.

  • Report this Comment On July 13, 2012, at 10:56 AM, tkell31 wrote:

    Icecube is posting that FIO is a pump and dump under several different names. After getting burned by RTO scams I'm pretty cautious about which speculative stocks I invest in. With that said I don't see any compelling reason to buy FIO at this price in the current market. However, if I wanted to buy I would sell the dec 15 puts and collect a pretty nice premium even if the stock never dropped that far.

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