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Why Solazyme Is Ready to Rebound

By Brian D. Pacampara, CFA - Apr 22, 2013 at 5:22PM

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

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, renewable oil producer Solazyme (TVIA) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Solazyme facts



Headquarters (founded)

South San Francisco, Calif. (2003)

Market Cap

$483.6 million


Coal and consumable fuels

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$44.1 million


Co-Founder/CEO Jonathan Wolfson

Co-Founder/Chief Technology Officer Harrison Dillon

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$149.0 million/$15.0 million




Valeant Pharmaceuticals 

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

On CAPS, 95% of the 396 members who have rated Solazyme believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those Fools, mebrownj, succinctly summed up the Solazyme bull case for our community:

Conversion of existing carbon based feed stock into usable oils is a genius application. This can revolutionize several industries: food, cosmetics, energy. They look like they are at the low point of their S curve and have the relationships going to put them on the steep grade up to technological and business success quite soon.

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