5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: NXP Semiconductors

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Dutch chip maker NXP Semiconductors (Nasdaq: NXPI  ) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

NXP facts

Headquarters (founded)

Eindhoven, Netherlands (2006)

Market Cap

$6.5 billion

Industry

Semiconductors

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$4.2 billion

Management

CEO Richard Clemmer
CFO Peter Kelly

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

(19.3%)

Cash/Debt

$702.0 million / $3.6 billion

Competitors

Infineon Technologies
STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM  )
Texas Instruments (Nasdaq: TXN  )

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

On CAPS, 99% of the 626 members who have rated NXP believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

This past summer, one of those bulls, fellow Fool Matthew Argersinger (TMFMattyA), tapped NXP as a particularly attractive long-term opportunity:

Seeing solid growth in Identification segment, which includes fast-growing mobile NFC applications. Softness in Europe is biting revenue and margins in the short-term, but new NFC products, strength in China and Asia-Pacific markets, and growing adoption across mobile OEMs should keep growth flowing.

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