Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, robot specialist iRobot (NASDAQ:IRBT) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

iRobot facts



Headquarters (founded)

Bedford, Mass. (1990)

Market Cap

$976.2 million


Household appliances

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$463.55 million


Co-Founder/Chairman/CEO Colin Angle

CFO Alison Dean

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$152.9 million/$0


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

On CAPS, 91% of the 1,318 members who have rated iRobot believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.   

Just last week, one of those Fools, DLester78, succinctly summed up the iRobot bull case for our community:

Better company than movie or book. Anytime you can take a menial task that truly is a waste of time and automate it. To cap off why ... Sweeping and cleaning sucks. It does nothing for the economy and there are many daily tasks that if automated would allow someone to focus on being productive. I think more people will adopt smart technologies and [iRobot] has a brand name.