Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, optical networking specialist Infinera
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Infinera's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (Founded)||Sunnyvale, Calif. (2000)|
|Market Cap||$783.4 million|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$451.5 million|
CEO Thomas Fallon (since 2010)
CFO Ita Brennan (since 2010)
|Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)||(6.9%)|
|Cash/Debt||$275.2 million / $0|
Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.
About a month ago, mdriver78 tapped Infinera as a solid growth opportunity:
Recently, Infinera won a Digital Optical Network contract with the North Georgia Network Cooperative. ... We could reasonably expect INFN to win a lot of these stimulus broadband equipment contracts, because their Digital Optical Network is flexible, fast and has low operating costs.
Over the next five years, in fact, Infinera is expected to grow its bottom line at a brisk rate of 20% annually. That's faster than bigger rivals Alcatel (5.0%), CIENA (17.8%), and Cisco (10.4%).
CAPS member fenixhidra elaborates on the bull case:
Infinera has a patented technology (photonic integration circuits) that will be difficult for its competitors to replicate. Carriers will need increased speed and data storage and INFN provides wavelength division multiplexers that allow for both speed and data storage. The potential is the 100G network which will make carriers have an easier time providing service, faster and be more efficient.
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