Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, robot specialist iRobot (Nasdaq: IRBT ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at iRobot's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (Founded)||Bedford, Mass. (1990)|
|Market Cap||$684.7 million|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$465.5 million|
|Management||Co-Founder/Chairman/CEO Colin Angle
CFO John Leahy
|Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)||12.8%|
|Cash/Debt||$145.3 million / $0|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 90% of the 1,234 members who have rated iRobot believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Service automation is growing theme in our lives, following industrial automation in the 20th century and [agricultural] automation in 19th. Market for domestic robot cleaners is growing fast. ... [iRobot] has excellent revenue and EPS growth in recent year and recent quarters. High RoE, increasing margins ... no debt, positive free cash flow. Now trading at [roughly 18] times earnings.
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