Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, teeth-straightening specialist Align Technology (Nasdaq: ALGN ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Align's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (founded)||San Jose, Calif. (1997)|
|Market Cap||$2.8 billion|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$535.5 million|
|Management||CEO Thomas Prescott (since 2002)
CFO Kenneth Arola (since 2007)
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||11.6%|
|Cash/Debt||$283.6 million / $0|
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Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 81% of the 248 members who have rated Align believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
-appealing new product
-under penetrated market (domestic and international)
-offers customers better value vs. competitors
-upside option from recurring revenue
-key strategies (innovation, demand concentration, enhancing experience, international expand)
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