Based on the aggregated intelligence of 125,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, electronics giant Sony (NYSE:SNE) has received a distressing two-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Sony's business, and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Sony facts

Headquarters (founded)

Tokyo, Japan (1946)

Market Cap

$16.93 billion


Consumer Electronics

TTM Revenue

$89.99 billion


Chairman/CEO Howard Stringer

CFO Nobuyuki Oneda

Quarterly Revenue Growth (average, last eight quarters and most recent quarter)

2% and (24.6%)


Panasonic (NYSE:PC)

Koninklijke Philips Electronics (NYSE:PHG)

CAPS members bearish on SNE also bearish on

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT)


CAPS members bullish on SNE also bullish on


Ford Motor (NYSE:F)

Sources: Capital IQ, a division of Standard & Poor's, and Motley Fool CAPS. TTM = trailing 12 months.

Over on CAPS, fully 172 of the 361 All-Star members who have rated Sony -- some 48% -- believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bears include All-Stars DrDre1167 and ororus.

Two weeks ago, DrDre1167 wrote that Sony "has lost it's luster. Revenue is down over 25% while its electronics and game divisions are down over 30%. It's not just the economy. Sony doesn't have the brand name or the quality that it had 2-3 years ago."

In a pitch from three days earlier, ororus echoes that bearish line of thinking:

Low P/E ratio notwithstanding, I think these guys are in for a hurting. Sony used to be the top name brand in music players, TVs, and even video game systems. They've pretty much lost all of those distinctions.

They now sell the PS3, which has lost in the fight to the Wii and Xbox360. Their TVs are overpriced and facing tough competition from others like Samsung and Vizio. The iPod is the new Walkman. Does anyone know anybody who has bought a Vaio in the last 5 years?

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