Based on the aggregated intelligence of 130,000-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.

NetGear facts

Headquarters (founded)

San Jose, Calif. (1996)

Market Cap

$435.89 million


Communications equipment

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$743.3 million


Chairman/CEO Patrick Lo (since 2002)
CFO Christine Gorjanc (since 2008)

Compound Annual Revenue Growth (over last five years)



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CAPS members bullish on NTGR also bullish on

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Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's), and Motley Fool CAPS.

Over on CAPS, 2,481 of the 2,553 members who have rated NetGear -- or 97% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include All-Star stan8331, who is ranked in the top 10% of our community, and oneilldp.

Last Friday, stan8331 listed several of the stock's strong points: "No debt, good balance sheet, decent P/E given all the positives. The worldwide demand for networking infrastructure will continue to expand for a very long time."

In a more recent pitch from February, oneilldp tapped NetGear as a classic "survival of the fittest" play:

This company makes good products and has a lot of cash to survive the down turn. They have a good niche delivering to consumers and small businesses. The company has good management and is conservative, which will benefit them in a year or two when demand picks up and many competitors go out of business. Sales may stay down for a while, but they will pick up eventually and [NetGear] will gain market share and increase profit margins.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. NetGear and Apple are Motley Fool Stock Advisor picks. Microsoft is a choice of Inside Value. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.