Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, optical networking specialist Infinera
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Infinera's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (Founded)||Allentown, Pa. (2000)|
|Market Cap||$833.1 million|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$427.4 million|
CEO Thomas Fallon
Co-Founder/Chief Technology Officer Drew Perkins
|Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)||(1%)|
|Cash/Debt||$272.9 million / $0|
Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.
Just last month, irishred1 decided to pounce on Infinera's recent plunge: "[D]ipping in this one again -- solid quarterly results, though future is weak. [S]till a growth story for the long haul."
In fact, Infinera's shares were crushed 35% after issuing downside guidance two weeks ago; they have since recovered just a small amount. But as my fellow Fool Anders Bylund noted, "American tier 1 network providers Verizon
Despite the weak near-term outlook, small-fry Infinera is even expected to grow earnings at a faster clip (20% per annum) than much larger rivals Alcatel (5%), Cisco (12.5%), and Ciena (13.7%) over the next five years.
CAPS member babre78 elaborates:
Few will disagree that mobile internet is going to be huge. What do all these smart phones need in order for them to work? Bandwidth is what they need. I believe that optical networking is going to be the best way to provide that bandwidth. I also believe that Infinera is going to be a leader in the optical networking space via their [photonic integrated circuits].
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