Why Fusion-io Is Poised to Bounce Back

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, storage memory platform company Fusion-io (NYSE: FIO  ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Fusion-io facts

Headquarters (founded)

Salt Lake City (2005)

Market Cap

$1.3 billion

Industry

Computer storage and peripherals

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$432.9 million

Management

Chairman/CEO Shane Robison

CFO Dennis Wolf

Trailing-12-Month Return on Equity

(3.5%)

Cash/Debt

$354.7 million / $0

Competitors

EMC

NetApp

STEC

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

On CAPS, 90% of the 295 members who have rated Fusion-io believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.   

Just yesterday, one of those bulls, mwlove, tapped Fusion-io as a particularly attractive turnaround pick:

I love the products this company makes. The change in CEO caused the stock to tank, but it was for the best. The new CEO, Shane Robison, says he has three goals: 1) expansion into new customers and geographies; (2) integration of recent acquisitions and (3) innovate at a faster rate than competitors. The company needs to diversify beyond Apple and Facebook but Robison is the guy to get it done.

If you want market-thumping returns, you need to put together the best portfolio you can. Of course, despite a strong four-star rating, Fusion-io may not be your top choice.

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  • Report this Comment On June 21, 2013, at 7:58 PM, rsound12 wrote:

    four-star ranking? hate to see what a 3-star stock looks like. hope mwlove is right about the stock, but the only way it gets turned around is a buyout. please, god, someone buy this company.

  • Report this Comment On July 03, 2013, at 10:44 AM, youngblood58 wrote:

    I have to disagree about the new CEO. The guy was an H-P strategist at a time when H-P was a joke. I think he's only there to prep the company for takeover.

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