Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, electronic components manufacturer Molex
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Molex's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (Founded)||Lisle, Ill. (1938)|
|Market Cap||$3.99 billion|
|Industry||Electronic manufacturing services|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$3.52 billion|
|Management||CEO Martin Slark (since 2005)
CFO David Johnson (since 2005)
|Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)||0.5%|
|Cash/Debt||$468.2 million / $319.3 million|
Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 90% of the 131 members who have rated Molex believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include All-Stars kkconway and Motley Fool co-founder David Gardner (TMFSpiffypop), both of whom are ranked in the top 2% of our community.
Late last month, kkconway succinctly summed up the Molex bull case: "Great dividend and 12% [return on invested capital]. TMFSpiffypop likes it too."
In fact, Molex currently boasts a juicy dividend yield of 3.3%. That's higher than direct competitors like Amphenol (0.1%), Methode (2.7%), and Tyco Electronics (2.4%).
David Gardner expands on the income opportunity:
Seems like a well-positioned company with its diverse and large group of products being sold globally, benefiting from key trends (fiberoptics, mobile). A high dividend yield (3% ). Japan disruption is now a past event even though it'll show through on the next quarter's earnings. I would expect this to be a good though unspectacular market-beater over the next two years. One ongoing concern longer-term is that this company appears more cyclical than truly growing -- the stock price has really just bounced around since IPO. Outperform.
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