Why Nuance Communications Is Ready to Rebound

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 and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Nuance facts

Headquarters (founded)

Burlington, Mass. (1992)

Market Cap

$7.2 billion

Industry

Application software

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$1.7 billion

Management

Chairman/CEO Paul Ricci

CFO Thomas Beaudoin

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

2.9%

Cash / Debt

$1.1 billion / $2.1 billion

Competitors

IBM (NYSE: IBM  )

Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT  )

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

On CAPS, 96% of the 5,827 members who have rated Nuance believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those Fools, SnowMan9890, succinctly summed up the Nuance bull case for our community

This technology is interesting and there is a lot of potential here. I'm not entirely sure where it will go in the future but I feel it is only the beginning. If it can become part of the medical field in any way at all, again, the potential here would be profound. Purely speculative play at this point, however.

Of course, this short pitch doesn't even come close to telling the entire story for Nuance. You're in luck, though. The Fool's brand new premium report on Nuance tells all sides of the story for one of the most intriguing technology plays in the world. You can grab your copy now, which comes with free updates for 12 months, by just clicking here.

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  • Report this Comment On January 11, 2013, at 12:04 PM, jjs90405 wrote:

    I see that a lot of people are excited about one. However, I was looking at last year's earnings and saw that almost all of it came from tax rebates, not from operations. Can someone please explain this one and why it is worth the current valuation? Thanks.

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