5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Infinera

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, optical networking specialist Infinera (Nasdaq: INFN  ) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Infinera facts

Headquarters (founded) Sunnyvale, Calif. (2000)
Market Cap $626.2 million
Industry Communications equipment
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $414.2 million
Management CEO Thomas Fallon (since 2010)
CFO Ita Brennan (since 2010)
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years) (17.1%)
Cash/Debt $190.0 million / $0
Competitors Alcatel-Lucent
Cisco Systems
Ericsson

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

On CAPS, 98% of the 1,854 members who have rated Infinera believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last month, one of those bulls, All-Star coryjobe, succinctly summed up the bull case for our community:

Management is upbeat about the company's next-generation offering, the 500G PIC-based DTN-X platform. The product is already starting to make inroads, generating interest among potential and existing customers. Management reiterated that the platform would be ready to ship by the close of the current quarter and ought to start generating revenues in the 2nd half of 2012. They have already announced their first big DTN-X win with U.K based Cable&Wireless Worldwide, bringing the total number of outstanding orders to four. They look to be able to turn a profit in 2013, they are a relatively small and nimble player in a big pond, which should serve well in this dynamic industry.

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  • Report this Comment On October 16, 2012, at 12:20 AM, guegi wrote:

    I for one get tired of your endless INFN promotions which only lead to perpetual losses. It is t9me to clean up your misleading act.

    Guegi 9/15/2012

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