Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, telecom equipment maker Calix
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Calix's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Founded (founded)||Petaluma, Calif. (1999)|
|Market Cap||$226.9 million|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$351.8 million|
|Management||CEO Carl Russo (since 2002)
CFO Michael Ashby (since 2011)
|Trailing-12-Month Return on Equity||(13%)|
|Cash/Debt||$49.6 million / $0|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 93% of the 82 members who have rated Calix believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
They have not been profitable in three years but revenue is up [year-over-year] over 15% each of the last three years, meaning they are in the painful stage of growing expenses to capture market share.
The news that customers are lowering spending comes at a time when the markets are already unsettled. This usually accelerates sell-offs. This is most likely a swing trade unless Calix improves metrics in the next quarter or so. [Price-to-sales] is sub 1 and it's now near book value. All cash, no debt, reasonable cash flow despite quarterly losses. Could be a long term growth story, but highly risky.
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