Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, graphics-chip maker NVIDIA (Nasdaq: NVDA) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

NVIDIA facts

Headquarters (Founded) Santa Clara, Calif. (1993)
Market Cap $11.2 billion
Industry Semiconductors
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $3.64 billion
Management

Co-Founder/CEO Jen-Hsun Huang

CFO David White

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years) 3%
Cash/Debt $1.99 billion / $23.36 million
Competitors

AMD (NYSE: AMD)

Intel (Nasdaq: INTC)

Texas Instruments (NYSE: TXN)


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

On CAPS, 96% of the 5,193 members who have rated NVIDIA believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include All-Star Terapixel, who is ranked in the top 3% of our community, and EpiphanyStock.

Just yesterday, Terapixel summed up the recent buzz surrounding NVIDIA: "Windows on ARM processors + [NVIDIA] is leader in hybrid ARM + GPU chips = A new era for [NVIDIA] in smartphones, tablets, netbooks, nettops, and even servers (ARM = power efficiency)."

NVIDIA shares soared yesterday on a positive CES performance and a new mobile-chip partnership with Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT), but many in our community think there's still plenty of room to run. Over the next five years, NVIDIA is even expected to grow its bottom line (14.3% per annum) at a faster pace than rivals AMD (11.3%), Intel (11.8%), and Texas Instruments (10%).

CAPS member EpiphanyStock elaborates on the bull case:

I'm betting that the company will FINALLY learn the necessary lesson about communicating design details properly to its outsourced fabs. Tegra line will make up for losses in the GPU segment. Graphics will be the last mile tech noodle for the coming decade, and NVIDIA is winning on the super high-end; that success should eventually translate to personal consumer design wins.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. NVIDIA is a Motley Fool Stock Advisor selection. Intel is an Inside Value pick, and Motley Fool Options has recommended buying calls on it. The Fool owns shares of and has bought calls on Intel. Microsoft is an Inside Value choice, and Motley Fool Options has recommended a diagonal call position on it. The Fool owns shares of Microsoft. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days.

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