Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, semiconductor solutions company Microsemi (NASDAQ:MSCC) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Microsemi facts

Headquarters (founded)

Aliso Viejo, Calif. (1960)

Market Cap

$1.7 billion



Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$1.0 billion


CEO James Peterson (since 2000)

CFO John Hohener (since 2008)

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$204.3 million / $780.8 million


Maxim Integrated Products (NASDAQ: MXIM)

Texas Instruments (NASDAQ: TXN)

Vishay Intertechnology (NYSE: VSH)

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

On CAPS, 91% of the 106 members who have rated Microsemi believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Earlier this month, one of those Fools, ScalaAnalyst, brought Microsemi's solid fundamentals to our community's attention:

Good company, good numbers. P/E low, growth rate seems to be on target. [G]ood price to book and sales to book. Nice small company which can easily continue to grow for the next 2 or 3 years.

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