The first half of 2012 is in the rearview mirror, and investors are gearing up for what looks to be an action-packed ending. There are bound to be some big winners -- and more than a few duds -- no matter what happens in the United States and abroad.
Will your favorite stock have its victory lap as we hit the homestretch, or will it get lapped? First-half performances can hold some clues, so let's look to the recent past to find out whether ZAGG
ZAGG has been one of 2012's best stocks, as you can see here:
Here are a few financial snapshots of its recent performance:
|Market Cap||$342.7 million|
|Trailing 12-Month Revenue||$208 million|
|TTM Net Income||$20 million|
|TTM Free Cash Flow||$26 million|
|Most Recent Quarter Revenue||$55 million|
|MRQ Net Income||$5 million|
|MRQ Free Cash Flow||$15 million|
|MRQ Revenue / Net Income YOY Change||103.7% / 66.7%|
|P/E and Forward P/E||17.3 / 9.3|
|Price to Free Cash Flow||13.2|
|Motley Fool CAPS Rating (out of 5 stars)||* (find out more by clicking here)|
What the numbers don't tell you
ZAGG has made a habit of beating analysts silly this year, with both its February and May earnings reports knocking it out of the park. The tiny company has had great success enticing mobile buyers to its protective and functional covers, riding Apple's
However, that flatness has been studded by a few major pops and drops, possibly as a result of huge short interest in the company's stock. When longtime Fool Rick Munarriz pointed out the Street's love-hate relationship with ZAGG in January, 8.3 million shares of its 29.6 million outstanding shares were sold short. That number's barely changed, as 8.3 million are still sold short today, out of a slightly larger float of 30.3 million shares.
What's ZAGG done to change investors' minds? Since the start of the year, the company's gained two major distribution channels, increasing its product footprint in AT&T
One potential threat might be coming from an unexpected direction. Microsoft's
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