Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, electronic manufacturing services Plexus
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Plexus' business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (Founded)||Neenah, Wis. (1979)|
|Market Cap||$1.3 billion|
|Industry||Electronic manufacturing services|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$2.15 billion|
|Management||CEO Dean Foate (since 2002)
CFO Ginger Jones (since 2007)
|Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)||12.8%|
|Cash / Debt||$149.5 million / $132.95 million|
Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.
Late last year, AnchorageAK touched on the tailwinds working in Plexus' favor:
Pressure to continuously innovate and improve high tech and electronic products should keep Plexus services in demand. Low debt, high cash, growing company. ... This one is undervalued.
Plexus even sports an industry-topping three-year average operating margin of 4.6%. That's roughly double that of rivals like Flextronics (2.1%), Jabil (2.4%), and Sanmina (2.6%).
CAPS member rymico expands on the outperform argument:
Not just a manufacturer ... [Plexus] streamlines products and services through a value added design which helps lower costs and time-to-market. Been doing well in Asia over the last year and their investment in a new facility in Malaysia will only help them improve further.
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