Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, BlackBerry maker Research In Motion
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at RIM's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (Founded)||Waterloo, Canada (1984)|
|Market Cap||$6.9 billion|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$18.4 billion|
|Management||CEO Thorsten Gerhard (since January 2012)
CFO Brian Bidulka (since December 2009)
|Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)||30%|
|Cash/Debt||$1.8 billion / $0|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 22% of the 5,739 members who have rated RIM believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward.
RIM's mobile devices underwhelm relative to its peers. The company's BlackBerry was praised for its security platform, a software technology that can now be utilized by competitors Apple and Google. I am not sure what competitive advantage RIM currently has against much larger rivals. It will remain a niche player ... but otherwise, I don't see a bright future ahead.
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