Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, solar and LED equipment maker GT Advanced Technologies (Nasdaq: GTAT ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at GT Advanced's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
GT Advanced facts
|Headquarters (founded)||Merrimack, N.H. (1994)|
|Market Cap||$720.1 million|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$891.9 million|
|Management||CEO Thomas Gutierrez (since 2009)
CFO Richard Gaynor (since 2010)
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||68.4%|
|Cash/Debt||$332.4 million / $145.0 million|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 93% of the 639 members who have rated GT Advanced believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
I think solar will continue to grow, maybe slowly but surely. Foreign price pressure doesn't help, but [GT Advanced] continues to keep positive earnings despite a lagging share price. I don't know if it will beat the market, as I feel we're one or two "big steps" from great market acceptance, but once those steps are taken [GT Advanced] stands to benefit greatly. That may take one year or ten years, but I feel this is a good long term pick if you believe in the future of solar.
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