Why Power-One Is Poised to Bounce Back

Market-trouncing returns could be written in this 4-Star.

Brian D. Pacampara, CFA
Brian D. Pacampara, CFA
Mar 11, 2013 at 6:28PM
Energy, Materials, and Utilities

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, power supply products manufacturer Power-One (UNKNOWN:PWER.DL.DL) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Power-One facts



Headquarters (founded)

Camarillo, Calif. (1973)

Market Cap

$525.0 million


Electronic components

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$1.0 billion


CEO Richard Thompson (since 2008)

CFO Gary Larsen (since 2010)

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$265.8 million/$0


Delta Electronics

Elec & Eltek International

Emerson Electric (NYSE:EMR)

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

On CAPS, 94% of the 644 members who have rated Power-One believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those Fools, cgtombstone, succinctly summed up the Power-One bull case for our community:

Everything in the world runs on power and the type of power is never right, you AC when you need DC, DC when you need AC, high voltage when you need low, etc. Power-One makes the most efficient power converters out there, it's not just an "alt energy" play, they can save power on every device, every server farm, every house, (again) etc. Steep discount as people only see the solar side, nowhere to go but up.

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