Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, chip maker Advanced Micro Devices
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at AMD's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (Founded)||Sunnyvale, Calif. (1969)|
|Market Cap||$5 billion|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$6.6 billion|
|Management||CEO Rory Reed
CFO Thomas Seifert
|Return on Capital (Average, Past 3 Years)||33.9%|
|Cash/Debt||$1.8 billion / $2 billion|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 17% of the 3,765 members who have rated AMD believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward.
AMD is burdened by heavy debt, its products often come through the gate late, and -- worst of all -- its main competitor is a wealthy and seasoned monster. There was a time in the 1990s that, despite a far inferior R&D, it was able to outpace [Intel], but R&D is the lifeblood in this game and it was only a matter of time that AMD sank. Will non-cpu chips and boards sustain AMD? Perhaps. But we are talking about survival and not thriving, and I'd put my money in the SP500 index any day over this chip designer.
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