Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-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's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

iRobot facts

Headquarters (Founded) Bedford, Mass. (1990)
Market Cap $816.2 million
Industry Technology equipment/household appliances
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $412.3 million
Management

Co-Founder/Chairman/CEO Colin Angle

CFO John Leahy

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years) 9.1%
Cash/Debt $124.3 million / $0
Competitors

Boeing (NYSE: BA)

General Dynamics (NYSE: GD)

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT)

Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 90% of the 1,165 members who have rated iRobot believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include mdligon and rukusOne.

A few months ago, mdligon tapped iRobot as a solid growth opportunity:

iRobot continues to develop innovative products, and is fairly diverse; selling products not only to both consumers and industrial companies, but also to the government as well. ... [D]emand for their Warrior robots will probably increase.

Over the next five years, in fact, iRobot is expected to grow its bottom line at a brisk rate of 24% annually. That's much faster than listed rivals like Boeing (11%), General Dynamics (8%), and Lockheed (9%).

CAPS member rukusOne elaborates on the bull case:

With the growing demand for innovative technologies in the current global market, IRBT is rising to the occasion. The future as we all know it is robotic technology as we have seen with the invention of the robotic prosthetic limb, robotics in the workplace and soon, medicines. Investing in this security is investing in the future.

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