Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, communications equipment specialist ARRIS Group (Nasdaq: ARRS) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

ARRIS facts

Headquarters (founded)

Suwanee, Ga. (1969)

Market Cap

$1.48 billion

Industry

Communications equipment

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$1.09 billion

Management

Chairman/CEO Robert Stanzione

CFO David Potts

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

0.8%

Cash/Debt

$620.1 million / $202.6 million

Competitors

BigBand Networks (Nasdaq: BBND)

Cisco Systems (Nasdaq: CSCO)

Motorola Solutions (NYSE: MSI)

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

On CAPS, 96.5% of the 692 members who have rated ARRIS believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include Clint35 and farmboy1960.

Late last year, Clint35 tapped ARRIS as a potent growth opportunity: "Still small and plenty of room to run. Still plenty of room for more and faster internet growth too."

Over the next five years, in fact, ARRIS is expected to grow its bottom line at a solid rate of 14.5%. That's faster than competitors BigBand (13%), Cisco (10.5%), and Motorola Solutions (5.5%).

CAPS member farmboy1960 expands on ARRIS as a particularly tasty takeover target:

Arris can transmit data faster than most of the other internet companies. I believe their software makes them a candidate for a takeover by a company seeking to acquire their capabilities. A lot of these companies, like Cisco, are sitting on a pile of cash.

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