Based on the aggregated intelligence of 160,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, digital video recorder company TiVo (Nasdaq: TIVO) has received a distressing two-star ranking.

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

TiVo facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Alviso, Calif. (1997)

Market Cap

$1.8 billion


Application software

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$237.6 million


CEO Thomas Rogers (since 2005)
CFO Anna Brunelle (since 2008)

Trailing-12-Month Return on Equity


Compound Annual Revenue Growth (Over Past 3 Years)


1-Month Return



Dish Network (Nasdaq: DISH)

Key Customers

Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA)

Strategic Partners (Nasdaq: AMZN)
Netflix (Nasdaq: NFLX)

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

On CAPS, 23% of the 1,013 members who have rated TiVo believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bears include kenpersonal and All-Star mrindependent, who is ranked in the top 1% of our community.

Three weeks ago, kenpersonal warned that Mr. Market is getting too excited over the company's recent legal win: "Tivo just got a big boost from the court ruling with Dish Network. It cannot go [anywhere] but down from there. Its boost is based on bullish emotion not strong company performance."

In a reply pitch from two days ago, mrindependent expands on why it's smart to remain skeptical:

[T]his legal victory could possibly change [TiVo's] fortunes. I did not research the court case in detail because two facts made me comfortable red thumbing despite the recent legal victory: (1) analysts have not increased 2010 or 2011 eps estimates enough to swing into a positive and (2) the CEO is a gigantic seller at current prices (and I think he ought to have the best read on the importance of the court victory).

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Amazon and Netflix are Motley Fool Stock Advisor picks. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.