Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, solar wafer maker LDK Solar (NYSE: LDK ) has received a distressing two-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at LDK's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (founded)||Xinyu City, China (2005)|
|Market Cap||$235.0 million|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$1.6 billion|
|Management||Founder/Chairman/CEO Xiaofeng Peng
President/COO Xingxue Tong
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||(25.9%)|
|Cash/Debt||$135.7 million / $3.4 billion|
|Competitors||MEMC Electronic Materials
Yingli Green Energy
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 11% of the 1,426 members who have rated LDK believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Just yesterday, one of those Fools, All-Star MajorBob04, tapped LDK as a particularly untimely opportunity: "The solar energy market is collapsing as Natural Gas becomes plentiful and the price of oil remains relatively low. Eventually solar will be useful, but right now the economics aren't there."
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