Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, electronics giant Sony
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Sony's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (founded)||Tokyo (1946)|
|Market Cap||$22.3 billion|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$79.9 billion|
|Management||Chairman/CEO Howard Stringer
CFO Masaru Kato
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||(5.9%)|
|Cash/Debt||$17.5 billion / $13.5 billion|
Koninklijke Philips Electronics
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 28% of the 1,646 members who have rated Sony believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward.
A dying has-been with consistently negative earnings (and falling). ...
Their business encompasses:
1. Dinosaurs of the music/movie industry that are likely to wither away over the next 20 years.
2. Some crappy games and consoles whose lunch will be eaten by Valve, [Activision] Blizzard, Nintendo, Microsoft, and Apple.
3. Commodity consumer electronics that can be made cheaper and better by others.
4. A huge random amalgamation of other crap that evidently isn't very profitable.
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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. The Motley Fool owns shares of Microsoft, Activision Blizzard, and Apple. Motley Fool newsletter services have recommended buying shares of Microsoft, Activision Blizzard, and Apple. Motley Fool newsletter services have also recommended creating a synthetic long position in Activision Blizzard and a bull call spread position in both Microsoft and Apple. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days.