Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, power management solutions provider Power-One (Nasdaq: PWER) earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Power-One facts

Headquarters (Founded) Camarillo, Calif. (1973)
Market Cap $1.2 billion
Industry Electronic components
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $823.4 million
Management

CEO Richard Thompson (since February 2008)

CFO Gary Larsen (since August 2010)

Return on Capital (Average, Past 3 Years) 14%
Cash/Debt $194.6 million / $39.7 million
Competitors

Emerson Electric (NYSE: EMR)

General Electric (NYSE: GE)

Tyco Electronics (NYSE: TEL)

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

On CAPS, 90% of the 318 members who have rated Power-One believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include Clint35 and All-Star IgnorantFool77, who is ranked in the top 5% of our community.

Just last month, Clint35 touched on Power-One's bright prospects: "Small company with big potential. ... Assuming the solar power market grows this company definitely will too, because inverters are almost always used on any house or building that's powered by solar."

As the world's second-largest supplier of photovoltaic inverters, Power-One is becoming an increasingly popular greenish growth play in our community. Currently, the stock even trades at a forward P/E (8.6) discount giant power management specialists like Emerson (15.2), GE (13.9), Siemens (NYSE: SI) (11.8), and Tyco Electronics (9.5).

CAPS All-Star IgnorantFool77 elaborates on the bull case:

Let's talk about the business for a moment. [Its] focus is on energy conversion and energy management. It specifically is a leader in the area of energy efficient inverters. There is a race on right now across most industries to demonstrate their ability to 'go green,' and become more energy efficient. This is not only looks good to the press it looks good on the bottom line.

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