Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, 3-D movie technologist RealD
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at RealD's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (Founded)||Beverly Hills, Calif. (2003)|
|Market Cap||$1.3 billion|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$246.1 million|
|Management||Co-Founder/Chairman/CEO Michael Lewis
COO/CFO Andrew Skarupa
|Trailing-12-Month Return on Equity||(13.2%)|
|Cash/Debt||$16.9 million / $2.3 million|
Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.
Just last month, Clint35 noted that RealD's negatives completely outweigh its positives: "This company has two good things going for it. High insider ownership and a good balance sheet. Everything else is bad news."
RealD even sports a particularly lofty forward P/E of 31. That represents a clear premium to listed rivals like Dolby Labs (15), IMAX (21), and NVIDIA (13).
CAPS member AcheronRecords elaborates on the RealD bear case:
3D has been a fad that has been falling in and out of fashion for decades. They rode the wave up, but now with Pirates and Kung Fu Panda 2 showing weak demand for 3D maybe studios will think twice before converting nearly every movie into 3D. I know I drove 15 minutes past the closest movie theater just to see Thor in 2D, and the 4 people we went with agreed that it was worth the drive to avoid the 3D.
Lookout for the dropping share of box office receipts from 3D.
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