Based on the aggregated intelligence of 140,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, mobile handset giant Nokia (NYSE:NOK) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Nokia facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Espoo, Finland (1865)

Market Cap

$57.3 billion


Communications equipment

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$64.3 billion


CEO Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo (since 2006)

CFO Richard Simonson (since 2004)

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)


Cash / Debt

$10.8 billion / $8.1 billion

Dividend Yield



Motorola (NYSE:MOT)
Research In Motion (NASDAQ:RIMM)
Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE:ALU)

CAPS Members Bullish on NOK Also Bullish on

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT)

CAPS Members Bearish on NOK Also Bearish on


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

On CAPS, 93% of the 2,668 members who have rated Nokia believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include sumbawa and hochnath.

Just yesterday, sumbawa seemed baffled by the stock's lack of appreciation:

Nokia's share price is where it was four years ago. Crazy. They have one of the world's greatest brands and their financials are excellent. A misunderstood company.

In an earlier pitch, hochnath helped investors get the global potential:

Nokia is currently the largest personal communication equipment provider in the world. One of the key reasons for this is their production of ultra-low cost mobile devices for low income areas of the world. They are able to produce very cheap cell phones for emerging markets such as India and Africa.

These emerging markets are gold mines for Nokia, because although their leading competitor Motorola is able to match Nokia's production in the US, they are unable to produce the low cost cell phones for third world countries. This untapped market is going to continue to grow and be the foundation for Nokia's continued growth and dominance in the global telecommunication equipment sector.

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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 Stock Advisor selection, and Google is a recommendation of Rule Breakers. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.