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

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

NXP facts

Headquarters (Founded) Eindhoven, Netherlands (2006)
Market Cap $6.3 billion
Industry Semiconductors
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $4.4 billion

CEO Richard Clemmer (since 2009)

CFO Karl-Henrik Sundstrom (since 2008)

Return on Capital (Average, Past 3 Years) (0.5%)
Cash/Debt $879 million / $4.6 billion

Analog Devices (NYSE: ADI)

STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM)

Texas Instruments (NYSE: TXN)

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

On CAPS, 98% of the 236 members who have rated NXP believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include Blackarrow1969 and Hodzy.

Late last month, Blackarrow1969 summed up the bull case for our community: "NXP Semiconductors makes NFC chips, which may soon be ubiquitous in cell phones. Google will be using their chips in Android phones, and the chips may also be in the IPhone 5, though that is speculation at this point."

Currently, NXP even sports a cheapish forward P/E of 7.9. That represents a discount to rivals like Analog Devices (12.6), STMicro (8.4), and Texas Instruments (11.6).

CAPS member Hodzy expands on NXP as speculative stock worth considering:

This is a shaky stock if you look at the economics. The reason I selected this stock as a positive player is potential technology. Apple iPhone 5 or 6 may have an NFC chip from NXP. Essentially, no amount of long term debt or negative cash flow can turn people away from a company who will see huge profits from working with the world's best phone producer. ... I am not a huge fan of speculation, doesn't mean I don't think the stock will turn heads with a new technology niche that will be in every phone by 2014.

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