Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, wireless infrastructure provider Powerwave Technologies (Nasdaq: PWAV) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Powerwave facts

Headquarters (Founded) Santa Ana, Calif. (1985)
Market Cap $287.5 million
Industry Communications equipment
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $540.68 million
Management CEO Ronald Buschur (since 2005)
CFO Kevin Michaels (since 1996)
Return on Capital (Average, Past 3 Years) 0.3%
Cash/Debt $61.44 million / $273.3 million
Competitors ADC Telecommunications (Nasdaq: ADCT)
CommScope (NYSE: CTV)

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

On CAPS, 91.5% of the 259 members who have rated Powerwave believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include jksdms3 and KJY513.

Two months ago, jksdms3 touched on Powerwave as a strategic selection: "Good management team with strategic focus. Strategic vision; improved cost structure last 2 years."

As a small-cap provider of wireless infrastructure products, Powerwave stands to benefit from wireless operators' ever-increasing capacity needs. Over the next five years, Powerwave is even expected to grow profits at a substantially faster clip (125% per annum) than close foes ADC (12.75%) and CommScope (11%), as well as wireless OEM giants Alcatel (NYSE: ALU) (5%), Motorola (NYSE: MOT) (7.8%), and Nokia (NYSE: NOK) (10.8%). 

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