Historically, tumultuous times offer some of the best opportunities to buy stocks, and the market's recent mess surely qualifies. When investors try to sort the true winners from weaker companies, many of them think OmniVision Technologies
In our Motley Fool CAPS community, about 94% of the 609 investors rating the company are bullish, so there's no shortage of reasons why the imaging semiconductor maker will thrive. I've highlighted three below.
But here at The Motley Fool, we're all for looking at both the good and bad sides of an investment. Once you're done with this article, you can read the case against the stock, weigh in with your own comments below, or rate OmniVision in CAPS.
1. Wireless growth
Investors like the potential for OmniVision to continue booking sizable orders from Apple
2. Expanding markets
In addition to its strong performance in the mobile-phone market, investors like OmniVision's growing presence in areas like netbooks, automotive, medical imaging, and security. With OmniVision working with and supporting a strong list of A-players like Qualcomm
3. Cash rich
Improving efficiencies in OmniVision's working capital helped the company generate strong operating cash flow in its fiscal second quarter, and the company ended up with $354 million in cash and short-term investments at the end of the quarter. Many CAPS members see its cash-generating capabilities and strong financial foundation as big assets for the company as it pushes forward in expanding its product lines and target applications.
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