Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, satellite radio services specialist Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ:SIRI) has received a distressing two-star ranking.

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

Sirius facts


Headquarters (founded)

New York (1990)

Market Cap

$20.3 billion


Cable and satellite

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$3.4 billion


CEO James Meyer (since 2012)

Chief Content Officer Scott Greenstein (since 2004)

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$521.0 million / $2.4 billion




Pandora Media 

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

On CAPS, 28% of the 786 All-Star members who have rated Sirius believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last month, one of those Fools, Gibybo, touched on Sirius' seemingly lofty valuation:

Earnings are roughly $400M (after adjusting for the $3B income tax adjustment a few quarters ago), so [$20B market cap] is a pretty high multiple of that. That would imply some pretty aggressive growth prospects, but I'm not sure what that would be. Satellite radio is not likely to be a growth industry over the next 10 years, and their other markets are pretty small.

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