Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-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||$481.6 million|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$263.8 million|
|Management||Co-Founder/Chairman/CEO Michael Lewis
COO/CFO Andrew Skarupa
|Trailing-12-Month Return on Equity||10.6%|
|Cash/Debt||$32.5 million / $25.0 million|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 33% of the 83 members who have rated RealD in believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Most 3-D content is pedestrian and poor (i.e., they are still poking objects out of the picture plane, into the face of the audience; I've seen that in 50s movies, thanks anyway. There will never be enough Avatars to make a market for this gimmick. "Hugo" was a great movie I saw in 2D in December. I read that the 3-D version had issues, so I felt justified to go to a closer showing in dinosaur mode. If the inimitable Martin Scorcese can't make 3-D work, the industry is doomed.
What do you think about RealD, or any other stock for that matter? If you want to retire rich, you need to protect your portfolio from any undue risk. Staying away from dangerous stocks is crucial to securing your financial future, and on Motley Fool CAPS, thousands of investors are working every day to flag them. CAPS is 100% free, so get started!
Want to see how well (or not so well) the stocks in this series are performing? Follow the new TrackPoisedTo CAPS account.