Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Wi-Fi router maker Netgear (Nasdaq: NTGR ) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Netgear's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (Founded)||Santa Clara, Calif. (1996)|
|Market Cap||$1.34 billion|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$1.13 billion|
|Management||Co-Founder/Chairman/CEO Patrick Lo
Co-Founder/Chief Technology Officer Mark Merrill
|Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)||8%|
|Cash/Debt||$321 million / $0|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 97% of the 2,349 members who have rated Netgear believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Just last month, one of those Fools, eblasy, touched on the tasty tailwinds working in Netgear's favor: "If you look at all the restaurants starting to give free wi-fi, they'll be looking for a company to supply them and that company could very well be NetGear. They supply quality and easy set up wi-fi and router technology, so it's not really that hard to believe that they could be the next big thing."
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