Why Riverbed Technology 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, network gear maker Riverbed Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD  ) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Riverbed facts



Headquarters (founded)

San Francisco (2002)

Market Cap

$2.5 billion


Communications equipment

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$836.9 million


Co-Founder/Chairman/CEO Jerry Kennelly

CFO Randy Gottfried

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$451.1 million / $572.1 million


Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO  )

F5 Networks (NASDAQ: FFIV  )

Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR  )

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

On CAPS, 96% of the 1,045 members who have rated Riverbed believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Earlier this week, one of those Fools, NoblyNaive, tapped the stock as a particularly timely bargain opportunity:

[Riverbed] stands to gain in one of two ways: benefiting from WAN demand in 2014; or by direct acquisition from its goliath competitor, [Cisco Systems], which has much more free cash on hand than [Riverbed] is worth. Draconian punishment of RVBD stock price (February 2013) over their own recent acquisition of [Opnet Technologies] to gain WAN advantage (which was necessary to compete with CISCO, but went less than optimally) makes RVBD a good discount buy.

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