Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, robot specialist iRobot (Nasdaq: IRBT ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at iRobot's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Founded (founded)||Bedford, Mass. (1990)|
|Market Cap||$673.5 million|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$460.4 million|
|Management||Co-Founder/Chairman/CEO Colin Angle
CFO John Leahy
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||14.9%|
|Cash/Debt||$176.7 million / $0|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 90% of the 1,260 members who have rated iRobot believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
EPS crushed estimates ($0.27 vs $0.10), though was slightly off from [year-over-year]. That speaks largely to the market over-selling, under-estimating than the actual health of the company. ...
Defense spending cuts are something to keep an eye on, since [iRobot] generates about 1/3 of its revenue from this segment. However they're diversified enough (Roomba, Scooba) to make me a long-term buy and hold.
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