Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, speech-software specialist Nuance Communications (Nasdaq: NUAN ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Nuance's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (founded)||Burlington, Mass. (1992)|
|Market Cap||$7.8 billion|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$1.6 billion|
|Management||Chairman/CEO Paul Ricci
CFO Thomas Beaudoin
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||1.5%|
|Cash/Debt||$539.6 million / $1.4 billion|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 96% of the 5,744 members who have rated Nuance believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Voice recognition is the wave of future. Nuance's software, although a bit in its infancy, when refined, will change the world of computing. ... If you thought that the touchscreen revolution was big, wait till this one comes around. All people you know who complain about how hard it is to use a computer or touchscreen device will actually welcome this new wave of the future. I feel [Nuance will] become an industry standard, and explode once it becomes mainstream. It just needs a little refinement.
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