Based on the aggregated intelligence of 120,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, chip maker Flextronics International (NASDAQ:FLEX) has earned a respected four-star ranking. While five-star stocks have been the best performers, our data has shown that four-star stocks still outshine the market by a significant margin and shouldn't be taken lightly; conversely, low-rated stocks have woefully lagged the market average.

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

Flextronics facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Singapore (1990)

Market Cap

$3.83 billion


Printed circuit boards

TTM Revenue

$30.75 billion


CEO Michael McNamara (since January 2006)
CFO Paul Read (since June 2008)

Return on Capital (average last three years)



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CAPS members bullish on FLEX also bullish on

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Sources: Capital IQ, a division of Standard & Poor's, and Motley Fool CAPS. TTM = trailing 12 months.

Over on CAPS, fully 383 of the 402 members who have rated Flextronics -- some 95% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include BMWDriver56 and DaBajan.

Just last month, BMWDriver56 noted that Flextronics "is selling below book, has a good balance sheet and is starting to shift its focus from buying other companies to buying back its own stock."

A pitch from DaBajan in late July follows that bullish logic, highlighting the stock's sliding price (which has continued to fall since) as an interesting bargain opportunity:

While these shares are volatile, there seems to be a growing end-market demand for electronics goods and electronics manufacturing services as a preferred method of production.

[Flextronics] has a good industry position, can take advantage of scale and is underpriced at this time.

With a broad base of service offerings low-cost production facilities, and solid management the company is well poised to get a large share of future outsourcing contracts.

Sweet eh?

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Intel is a Motley Fool Inside Value recommendation. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.