Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, IDEXX Laboratories (Nasdaq: IDXX ) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at IDEXX's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (founded)||Westbrook, Maine (1983)|
|Market Cap||$5.1 billion|
|Industry||Health care equipment|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$1.3 billion|
|Management||Chairman/CEO Jonathan Ayers
CFO Merilee Raines
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||27.5%|
|Cash/Debt||$201.8 million / $247.0 million|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 95% of the 236 members who have rated IDEXX believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
A bit expensive, but IDEXX is a technology healthcare leader not only for animals, but also for humans. Cloud computing that connects diagnostics labs to clinics = exceptional idea. No competitors to speak of and aggressive recruiting incentives (free software). 5 straight quarters of beating expectations doesn't hurt, either.
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