Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, chip maker Marvell Technology (Nasdaq: MRVL) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Marvell facts

Headquarters (Founded) Hamilton, Bermuda (1995)
Market Cap $10.17 billion
Industry Semiconductors
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $3.61 billion

Co-Founder/Chairman/CEO Dr. Sehat Sutardja

Co-Founder/Chief Technology Officer Dr. Pantas Sutardja

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years) 10.3%
Cash/Debt $2.93 billion / $511,000


STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM)

Texas Instruments (NYSE: TXN)

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

On CAPS, 94% of the 1,355 members who have rated Marvell believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include rodman1112 and All-Star Staka, who is ranked in the top 2% of our community.

Just last week, rodman1112 tapped the stock's recent weakness as an enticing entry point:

shoot, I [loved] it at 18-19, I love it at $16. May have fallen a little behind lately on mobile sector, but this sell-off seemed overblown. Wildcard to this is [Marvell's] possible involvement in the hedge fund scandal, but [don't] see it effecting its rise.

Currently, Marvell even sports a cheapish forward P/E of 9.1. That represents a discount to competitors LSI (10.6), STMicro (11.9), and Texas Instruments (12.3).

CAPS All-Star Staka weighs Marvell's pros and cons:

- Founders have a huge stake in the company, none is selling even a single share
- Great balance sheet, no debt, lots of cash
- Relative to past growth, ROE and profit margins the company is to cheap
- Good product diversifikation, have a stake in many hot technologies

- Cyclical company, somewhat levered to a (weak) consumer
- Risk of a growing tax rate

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