Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, chip-equipment maker Kulicke and Soffa Industries (NASDAQ:KLIC) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Kulicke and Soffa facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Singapore (1951)

Market Cap

$715.1 million

Industry

Semiconductor equipment

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$702.2 million

Management

CEO Bruno Guilmart (since 2010)
CFO Jonathan Chou (since 2010)

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)

39.2%

Cash/Debt

$380.7 million / $0

Competitors

ASM Pacific Technology
BE Semiconductor Industries
SHINKAWA

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

On CAPS, 96% of the 321 members who have rated Kulicke and Soffa believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those Fools, csqrd, succinctly summed up the Kulicke and Soffa bull case for our community:

Tooling and equipment makes electronic assembly more cost effective. Cheap at the moment due to global slow down. Good financial strength, well run with staying power. 12.5% return on assets, 24% cash conversion from sales, and no debt. Although sales volume has taken a hit, they will be here with strength to take advantage of the rebound.

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