Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, mobile gadget chip maker Atmel
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Atmel's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (founded)||San Jose, Calif. (1984)|
|Market Cap||$4.7 billion|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$1.8 billion|
|Management||CEO Steven Laub (since 2006)
CFO Stephen Cumming (since 2008)
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||20.7%|
|Cash/Debt||$332.5 million / $4.6 million|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 92% of the 403 members who have rated Atmel believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
There are plenty of companies that enjoy Apple's "Halo Effect." [Atmel] is just such a company too. They makes chips used in touch technology on phones and tablets. They're overlooked and undervalued. ... What's the next BIG thing from Apple likely to be? Apple TV of course, reiterated and mainstreamed into millions of homes. Atmel is poised to work with Apple and make chips for Apple TV's. The market is starting to catch on. ... Fortunately, it's still very early in the game, and now is a great time to cash in on a definite Apple-blessed stock.
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