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The 5 Most Important Areas Nuance Investors Must Watch in 2013

Motley Fool Staff
December 17, 2012

The market hasn't been too kind to mobile growth play Nuance Communications (NASDAQ: NUAN) so far this year. Heading into the end of 2012, the company finds its shares down nearly 11%. However, investors have hung with it, in no small part thanks to its close ties to the tech investing storyline of the decade -- the rise of mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets.

Looking beyond its slumping share price, though, the company still managed a relatively strong set of financial performances this year, growing its top line by more than 20% each quarter. Translating those results to the bottom line, however, did prove somewhat problematic. Regardless, no one disputes the immense growth potential the company holds, and the massive payouts it could generate for shareholders as a result.

The real question when it comes to sizing up Nuance, and whether to buy in, is how likely shareholders are to see this outcome, The Fool recently enlisted one of our star tech writers to create a