Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Indian automaker Tata Motors
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Tata's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (Founded)||Mumbai, India (1945)|
|Market Cap||$15.4 billion|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$26.2 billion|
|Management||CEO Carl-Peter Forster (since 2010)
CFO C. Ramakrishnan (since 2007)
|Operating Margin (Average, Past 3 Years)||6.5%|
|Cash/Debt||$2.0 billion / $8.23 billion|
Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.
Earlier this year, kmacattack listed several of Tata's positives:
The company is now making money, has the world's cheapest car, selling at $2500 US in India. The market potential in India alone is huge. ... [A]n emerging economic giant, with a rapidly growing middle class who all need to have a form of transportation to go to work.
Over the next five years, in fact, Tata is expected to grow its bottom line at a brisk rate of 35% annually. That's faster than listed rivals Ford (18%), GM (10%), and Toyota (22%).
CAPS member JP9287 elaborates on the Tata bull case:
This is a company that I think will outperform the market for many years to come. I recently spent a short time in Bangalore, India, and if you noticed anything, it was the traffic, and a majority of that traffic was caused by Tata. With India's future growth prospects as an economy and population, TTM will have no problem capturing the market. The Tata brand is EVERYWHERE. You name it, Tata has its name on it. This will be one of the great Indian growth stories of the Indian (and world) economy.
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