Based on the aggregated intelligence of 140,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, wireless infrastructure provider Powerwave Technologies (NASDAQ:PWAV) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Powerwave facts

Headquarters (founded)

Santa Ana, Calif. (1985)

Market Cap

$162 million


Communication Equipment

TTM Revenue

$704 million


CEO Ronald Buschur (since 2005)

CFO Kevin Michaels (since 1996)

Compound Annual Revenue Growth (over last five years)



Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE:ALU)

Nokia (NYSE:NOK)

CommScope (NYSE:CTV)

CAPS members bullish on PWAV also bullish on:

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT)


CAPS members bearish on PWAV also bearish on:

Select Comfort (NASDAQ:SCSS)

Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS. TTM = trailing 12 months.

Over on CAPS, 201 of the 222 members who have rated Powerwave -- some 90.5% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include All-Stars Lordrobot and Babachrono, both of whom are ranked in the top 15% of our community.

In late June, Lordrobot touched on the powerful waves working in Powerwave's favor: "[T]he more wireless grows the more power amps and antennae are needed. This is a company that while small has innovative technology and some China exposure."

In an earlier pitch, Babachrono helped Fools get an important inside edge:

Lots of insider buying in late 2008/early 2009. Income statement doesn't look all that impressive ... need to control expenses a little better. Balance sheet also not great, debt to cash is 6 to 1. They did tackle a good amount of payables and still increased cash last quarter, but that high debt number still looms overhead. Overall bigger upside to a small downside, if they can work to control costs they'll come up big. And with management's big buys, I think they're going to work toward it.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Nokia and Microsoft are Motley Fool Inside Value picks. Apple is a selection of Stock Advisor. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.