Based on the aggregated intelligence of 125,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, flat-panel chipmaker Himax Technologies (NASDAQ:HIMX) has earned a coveted five-star ranking. Our data has shown that five-star stocks outperform the market by a significant margin; conversely, one-star stocks woefully lag the market average.

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

Himax facts

Headquarters (founded)

Tainan, Taiwan (2001)

Market Cap

$300.28 million



TTM Revenue

$975.6 million


President/CEO Jordan Wu
CFO Max Chan

Return on Equity (average, last two years)


Dividend Yield



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CAPS members bearish on HIMX also bearish 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, 709 of the 728 members who have rated Himax -- roughly 97% -- believe that the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include CAPS All-Star TOTEMPrestamos and funkywizard.

Three weeks ago, TOTEMPrestamos broke down Himax's risk/reward profile for our community:

Limited downside. Strong upside. Not sure if they will declare another dividend any time soon, but stock buyback alone may be enough to push it over the $2.00 mark.

In a pitch from one day earlier, funkywizard shares that sentiment and highlights the stock's bargain-basement valuation:

With ... no debt on hand and cash on hand equal to 40% of the stock's price, this is obviously a strong value play. Potentially weak sales in LCD panels have beaten this stock along with the market, but, much of that weakness should be [priced in]. It looks like this stock is priced for bankruptcy, but there's no indication that is going to happen. Combine all this with dividends that, at the current stock price, are astronomical ... and there's a lot to like about this stock.

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