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1-Star Stocks Poised to Plunge: ParkerVision?

By Brian D. Pacampara, CFA – Updated Apr 7, 2017 at 12:56PM

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Market-lagging returns could be written in this 1-Star.

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, ParkerVision (Nasdaq: PRKR), which sells equipment for mobile communications networks, has received the dreaded one-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at ParkerVision's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

ParkerVision facts

Headquarters (founded)

Jacksonville, Fla. (1989)

Market Cap

$195.0 million

Industry

Communications equipment

Trailing-12-Month EBITDA

($15.6 million)

Management

Chairman/CEO Jeffrey Parker

CFO Cynthia Poehlman

Return on Capital (average, past 3 years)

(62.7%)

Cash/Debt

$6.9 million / $45.8 thousand

Competitors

Anadigics

Infineon Technologies

Qualcomm

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 94% of the 110 All-Star members who have rated ParkerVision believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those Fools, TerryHogan, highlighted a few of ParkerVision's red flags for our community:

1. Zero Revenue - Check! 2. Burning through cash ... -Check! 3. CEO being sued for Fraud - Check! 4. [Allegedly] [i]ssuing huge amounts of stock just to stay afloat - Check! Wow, looks like a great place to put my money!

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