Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, optical networking company Infinera (NASDAQ:INFN) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Infinera facts

Headquarters (founded)

Sunnyvale, Calif. (2000)

Market Cap

$740.0 million

Industry

Communications equipment

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$438.4 million

Management

CEO Thomas Fallon

Co-Founder/Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer Dr. David Welch

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

(16.9%)

Cash/Debt

$180.8 million / $0

Competitors

Alcatel-LucentĀ 

Cisco Systems

Ericsson

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

On CAPS, 98% of the 1,853 members who have rated Infinera believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last month, one of those bulls, JoeArizona, succinctly summed up the Infinera bull case for our community:

Faster optical networks are coming, but big players are careful about upgrades. Once the Infinera DTN-X platform gains a track record at small communication providers, the big telecoms will place big orders. When that happens, the stock will skyrocket.

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