Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, industrial conglomerate Koninklijke Philips Electronics
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Philips' business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (founded)||Amsterdam, The Netherlands (1891)|
|Market Cap||$17.6 billion|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$29.2 billion|
|Management||CEO Francois van Houten (since 2011)
CFO Ron Wirahadiraksa (since 2011)
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||3.2%|
|Cash/Debt||$5.4 billion / $6.4 billion|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 95% of the 488 members who have rated Philips believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Earlier this month, one of those Fools, PoorSenator, succinctly summed up the bull case for our community: "Solid management who are never afraid to make tough decisions on strategy and portfolio of products. Will ride the coming LED wave and continue to perform well in the medical equipment space."
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