Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, video game publisher Take-Two Interactive Software
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Take-Two's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (Founded)||New York (1993)|
|Market Cap||$1.35 billion|
|Industry||Multimedia and graphics software|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$1.22 billion|
Chairman/CEO Strauss Zelnick
CFO Lainie Goldstein
|Cash/Debt||$297.1 million / $105.3 million|
Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 93% of the 1,233 members who have rated Take-Two believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include All-Star tinybrain, who is ranked in the top 15% of our community, and mugwump67.
Late last year, tinybrain tapped Take-Two as a particularly timely pick: "The timing of the upcoming releases, and the big buys by Icahn and others, leads me to believe that this stock is on the move. After the last [Grand Theft Auto] was released, the stock had a good jump, and I'm expecting the same over the next several years."
Currently, Take-Two even trades at rather a paltry price-to-sales ratio of 0.9, representing a wide discount to rivals Activision (3.0), Electronic Arts (1.7), and Microsoft (3.6), as well as other gaming plays like Shanda Interactive
CAPS member mugwump67 elaborates on the bull case:
It takes time for the seeds to grow, and unfortunately the polish that it takes to differentiate a great game from a good game makes release dates hard to estimate.
But things are starting to look up again. They've established high quality franchises with Bioshock and Red Dead Redemption. NBA 2K12 was already a high quality title set for success, and then [Electronic Arts] handed them a gift by delaying NBA Live.  should see major launches with Duke Nukem' Forever, LA Noire, Max Payne, a new XCOM and others. ...
With a new (and very impressive) Bioshock coming in 2012, as well as a likely GTA release, and perhaps a new [Red Dead Redemption], 2012 looks even better.
While a buyout is one possible ending for this company, it should do just fine without it. They are pulling a turnaround, and the future is bright.
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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Take-Two is a Motley Fool Rule Breakers pick. Activision is a Stock Advisor selection, and Motley Fool Options has recommended a synthetic long position on it. Microsoft is an Inside Value choice, and Motley Fool Options has recommended a diagonal call position on it. The Fool owns shares of Take-Two, Activision, and Microsoft. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days.
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