Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, surgical-robot specialist Intuitive Surgical
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Intuitive's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (founded)||Sunnyvale, Calif. (1995)|
|Market Cap||$21.8 billion|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$1.9 billion|
|Management||CEO Gary Guthart (since 2010)
CFO Marshall Mohr (since 2006)
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||20.1%|
|Cash / Debt||$971.3 million / $0|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 95% of the 4,311 members who have rated Intuitive believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Although growth is slowing down, there is still growth potential, not only from its actual procedures but from possible new ones. This potential growth combine with an excellent management, a dominant position, no debt, huge cash flow, and so on, makes this company have excellent reasons to believe it can outperform the S&P 500.
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