Based on the aggregated intelligence of 130,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, global conglomerate Koninklijke Philips Electronics (NYSE:PHG) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Philips facts

Headquarters (founded)

Amsterdam, the Netherlands (1891)

Market Cap

$14.60 billion


Industrial conglomerate

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$35.83 billion


President/CEO Gerard Kleisterlee (since 2001)

CFO Pierre-Jean Sivignon (since 2005)

Return on Equity (average, last three years)


Dividend Yield



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

Over on CAPS, 425 of the 450 members who have rated Philips -- or 94% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include dirkness and masher41.

In January, dirkness tapped Philips as a low-cost way to light up your portfolio: "LED advances connect directly to reduction in energy usage. As energy climbs so will [Philips] as companies look for ways to reduce consumption."

In a pitch from last month, masher41 sheds even more LED on the situation:

Philips Electronics at $17 is a good value, if you bought the company and sold its parts, the stock is worth considerably more than $17. [Philips] is moving aggressively into LED lighting products, playing off of the energy savings craze throughout the world. With the aging of the industrialized world's population, [Philips'] medical products will also provide solid growth in the near future. The only segment of their business that is troublesome is consumer electronics.

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