2-Star Stocks Poised to Plunge: TASER International?

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, stun gun specialist TASER International (Nasdaq: TASR  ) has received a distressing two-star ranking.

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

TASER facts

Headquarters (founded) Scottsdale, Ariz. (1993)
Market Cap $304.8 million
Industry Defense products and services
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $99.6 million
Management Co-Founder/CEO Patrick Smith
CFO Daniel Behrendt
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years) (0.7%)
Cash/Debt $23.2 million / $0
Competitors Applied Energetics
Mace Security International
PepperBall Technologies

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

On CAPS, 13% of the 208 All-Star members who have rated TASER believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those Fools, TSIF, touched on TASER's seemingly unsustainable valuation:

Supplies and restock are expensive, but the product does not have widespread adoption in some areas due to liability concerns. ...

I'm not "game" for a 4X [price-to-book] or a 3X [price-to-sales]. ... I don't believe the last 15% spike is sustainable at this point. I might get shocked short term with these bad habits of trying to skim 10-15% in a few weeks, but overall I'll play the trend and take the risk. ...

Looking for a retrace back to $5.60 or lower if they don't meet the high expectations next quarter.

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