Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, optical networking specialist Infinera (Nasdaq: INFN) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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.

Infinera facts

Headquarters (Founded) Sunnyvale, Calif. (2000)
Market Cap $841.9 million
Industry Communications equipment
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $404.9 million
Management CEO Thomas Fallon (since 2010)
CFO Ita Brennan (since 2010)
Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years) (16.7%)
Cash/Debt $195.8 million / $0
Competitors Alcatel-Lucent
Cisco Systems
LM Ericsson Telephone

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 98% of the 1,793 members who have rated Infinera believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Late last year, one of those Fools, S4Aero, succinctly summed up the bull case for our community:

Continuing my thesis of the "technology driven economy", it will be essential to be able to move exponentially increasing amounts of data quickly. Infinera is a small-cap sitting on a product that everyone needs to accomplish faster download speeds. I'm [Infinera] long.

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