Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, wireless telecom carrier MetroPCS Communications (NYSE: PCS) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

MetroPCS facts

Headquarters Richardson, Texas
Market Cap $4.74 billion
Industry Wireless telecommunication services
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $3.93 billion
Management

Founder/ CEO Roger Linquist

Co-Founder/Chief Technology Officer Malcolm Lorang

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years) 7%
Cash/Debt $1.9 billion / $4.36 billion
Competitors

Sprint Nextel (NYSE: S)

Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC)

Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ)

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

On CAPS, 93% of the 411 members who have rated MetroPCS believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include sailveganfool and sfoley14.

Late last year, sailveganfool wrote that MetroPCS "is positioned well to outperform other low-end wireless providers and will simply outcompete them." Our CAPS member concludes, "Thanks to a smart ad campaign MetroPCS is becoming synonymous with low cost, flat-rate cell service, something that will serve it well in this increasingly competitive market segment."

Over the next five years, MetroPCS is expected to grow its bottom line at an annual pace of 20.9%. That's faster than listed competitors Sprint (0.9%), Time Warner Cable (15.9%), and Verizon (9%), as well as other wireless carrier plays like AT&T (NYSE: T) (6%) and Vodafone (Nasdaq: VOD) (3%).

CAPS member sfoley14 expands on the growth opportunity:

[MetroPCS] is the Dollar General of the wireless telecom space. Unlike the traditional wireless telecom services customer that passes a credit check a receives a monthly bill from their provider, [MetroPCS] customers "pre-pay" for their service at kiosks within stores in metropolitan areas throughout the U.S. This takes a good deal of the complexity of billing out of the equation for [MetroPCS]. It also means [MetroPCS] gets paid upfront for the services it provides. Americans' need for wireless telecom services is not going away. As long as the economy limps along, [MetroPCS'] no-credit-check pre-pay wireless plans are sure to be in high demand.

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