Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, wireless technology developer InterDigital (Nasdaq: IDCC) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

InterDigital facts

Headquarters (Founded) King of Prussia, Pa. (1972)
Market Cap $2.58 billion
Industry Communications equipment
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $375.69 million
Management

CEO William Merritt (since 2005)

CFO Scott McQuilkin (since 2007)

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years) 46.3%
Cash/Debt $563.6 million / $540,000
Dividend Yield 0.7%
Competitors

Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU)

Nokia (NYSE: NOK)

Qualcomm (Nasdaq: QCOM)

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

On CAPS, 97% of the 1,269 members who have rated InterDigital believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include MajorBob04 and rdwolf34.

Earlier this month, MajorBob04 touched on the big trend working in InterDigital's favor: "Continues to grow and take advantage of global phone growth."

Over the past five years, InterDigital has even grown its bottom line at a particularly brisk annual pace of 31%. That's much faster than competitor Qualcomm (10%) and compares with annualized profit declines of 29% at Alcatel-Lucent and 13% at Nokia.

CAPS member rdwolf34 elaborated last month on the bull case:

InterDigital is a well established [Wireless IP] company. They have most all the Mobile phone manufactures phones paying them for their patents and they keep coming out with new patents/IP in emerging Wireless technologies (4G LTE, etc.).

They are in a high margin business....

The business is a bit different and so not many seem to be on the bandwagon now but I think this will change as the wireless explosion continues with Smartphones, Tablets and the tons of other wireless devices.

I think this company has huge upside potential over the next 5 years.

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