Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, lab services specialist Genoptix
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Genoptix's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (Founded)||Carlsbad, Calif. (1999)|
|Market Cap||$341.4 million|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$196.94 million|
Founder/CEO Dr. Tina Nova
CFO Douglas Schuling
|Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)||25.8%|
|Cash/Debt||$138.6 million / $0|
Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 98% of the 691 members who have rated Genoptix believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include All-Star TheGrtGdOM, who is ranked in the top 15% of our community, and KMillionaire.
Late last year, TheGrtGdOM brought Genoptix's improving price to our community's attention:
Recovering from a very significantly excessive sell-off. It is still in the right place at the right time as health care reform will equal more people getting health care they need. When a stock is half of what it recently was without reason to believe anything different about the company's long term prospects, then it is a good time to buy.
Despite a soaring price over the past three months, Genoptix shares are still off 50% from their 52-week highs set in late April. Currently, Genoptix trades at an almost unbelievably low EV/EBITDA of 4.3, representing a clear discount to rivals Bio-Reference Labs (11.1), Genzyme (25.6), and LabCorp (9.1).
CAPS member KMillionaire is cautiously bullish:
This is a speculative play on my part. Their earnings growth is consistent with the idea that this is a potentially great growth stock. I wonder if they can keep that up, though. The company lowered their guidance and the price plummeted -- why does the share price get so shaken up by a little bad news? Risky; speculative.
Nonetheless, investor sentiment seems to be high, and it is priced cheap. That's about all one needs to know, for a stock like this. There is money to be made ... just be careful.
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