Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, computer chip giant Intel (Nasdaq: INTC ) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Intel's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (founded)||Santa Clara, Calif. (1968)|
|Market Cap||$132.9 billion|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$54.0 billion|
|Management||CEO Paul Otellini (since 2005)
CFO Stacy Smith (since 2007)
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||21%|
|Cash/Debt||$14.8 billion / $7.4 billion|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 94% of the 9,263 members who have rated Intel believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Intel might not always be quick to dispatch its competition, but it is a massive force and it tends to win in the long run. I view the [mobile phone] platform not as a total failure, but merely a green pasture that Intel will in time get a foothold. In the meantime, it's a gorilla with no credible opposition in the PC world. So it has a moat, growth potential, a good balance sheet, loads of cash, and it's become a dividend player (about time). It therefore has a home in my stock collection.
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