Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, fiber-based laser and amplifier maker IPG Photonics (Nasdaq: IPGP ) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at IPG and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (founded)||Oxford, Mass. (1990)|
|Market Cap||$2.9 billion|
|Industry||Electronic manufacturing services|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$513.7 million|
|Management||Founder/Chairman/CEO Dr. Valentin Gapontsev
CFO Timothy Mammen
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||19.8%|
|Cash/Debt||$355.3 million / $21.4 million|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 98% of the 1,465 members who have rated IPG believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
They have a good history of beat estimates most quarters; a good deal of growth and innovation; [P/E] around 23 (not bad for a growth company). A fear of economic contraction may put pressure on shares, but I think a "long-term buy & add during times of weakness approach" will prove profitable. Innovation, growth, and a reasonable entry price.
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