Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, industrial components company Kyocera (NYSE:KYO) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Kyocera facts



Headquarters (Founded)

Kyoto, Japan (1959)

Market Cap

$17.1 billion


Electronic components

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$15.2 billion


CEO John Gilbertson
President/Representative Director Tetsuo Kuba

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)



$6.2 billion / $431.4 million

Dividend Yield



Murata Manufacturing

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

On CAPS, 93% of the 198 members who have rated Kyocera believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those Fools, All-Star Staka, offered a balanced take on the opportunity:


- Well diversified Japanese conglomerate at tangible book value

- Should the Yen weaken earnings will explode

- Strong balance sheet, almost no debt


- Should the Yen stay strong earnings might disappoint

- They have no real technological edge -> long-term negative

- As a conglomerate somewhat opaque for investors which tends to suppress the stock price

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