Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, IT products specialist Ingram Micro (NYSE: IM) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Ingram Micro facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Santa Ana, Calif. (1979)

Market Cap

$3.06 billion


Technology distributors

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$35.22 billion


CEO Gregory Spierkel (since 2005)

CFO William Humes (since 2005)

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)



$1.07 billion / $657 million


Arrow Electronics (NYSE: ARW)

Brightpoint (Nasdaq: CELL)

Flextronics International (Nasdaq: FLEX)

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

On CAPS, 93% of the 189 members who have rated Ingram Micro believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include Prodders and Piddlepuppy.

Just last month, Prodders tapped Ingram Micro as a book value bargain: "Tangible book around $20-21, so the downside from here at under $19 is minimal. Target mid-$20s."

In fact, Ingram Micro currently trades at a cheapish price-to-book ratio of 0.9. That represents a discount to listed rivals like Arrow (1.5), Brightpoint (2.3), and Flextronics (2.4).

CAPS member Piddlepuppy elaborates on the Ingram Micro bull case:

They have very good numbers. Last year was poor, this year is much better. They're not a "sexy" company. They're a big company, the world is on the cusp of 'the cloud', and they have all the stuff you need to refit the next stage of the Internet.

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