Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, patent risk management specialist RPX
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at RPX's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (founded)||San Francisco (2008)|
|Market Cap||$818.4 million|
|Industry||Research and consulting services|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$141.3 million|
|Management||Co-Founder/CEO John Amster
Co-Founder/COO Geoffrey Barker
|Trailing-12-Month Return on Equity||14.5%|
|Cash/Debt||$250.0 million / $6.1 million|
Source: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, all 68 members who have rated RPX believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Rational patent is ultimately a response to the growing trend of patent litigation. ... Companies with patent concerns can manage this risk by buying a membership in Rational Patent.
RPX holds a portfolio of some 1,600 patents -- nearly all of them from marquee names from the high-tech sector -- and clients pay RPXC $60,000 to $6.6 million a year to license all of the patents and thus avoid trampling on anyone else's proprietary technology.
Rational Patent then uses its revenue to buy more patents, which attracts more members, and so it goes.
There are about 2,500 companies that could benefit from a membership, which gives RPX a huge amount of growth potential.
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