Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Japanese telecom giant Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NYSE:NTT) earned a respected four-star ranking.  

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

NTT facts

Headquarters (founded)

Tokyo, Japan (1952)

Market Cap

$59.7 billion


Integrated telecommunication services

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$136.0 billion


CEO Hiroo Unoura (since 2012)

CFO Hiroki Watanabe (since 2012)

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)


Cash / Debt

$12.9 billion / $51.7 billion

Dividend Yield






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

On CAPS, 98% of the 135 members who have rated NTT 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 NTT opportunity:

Positive:-A Japanese stock below tangible book value and with a good dividend

- Continuous dividend growth (about 16% yoy during last 5 years)

Negative:-If the Yen breaks down big way NTT might not outperform due to their domestic roots

- NTT is a very traditional, slow moving company with big research budget not creating any innovative products