Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Chinese chip maker Actions Semiconductor
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Actions Semi's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
Actions Semi facts
|Headquarters (Founded)||Zhuhai, China (2001)|
|Market Cap||$140.7 million|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$39.06 million|
|Management||CEO Hsuan-Wen Chen (since 2009)
CFO Pei-Fen Chou (since 2007)
|Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)||0.6%|
|Cash/Debt||$193.4 million / $6.0 million|
Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.
Earlier this year, staranalystkevin listed several of Actions Semi's positives: "Very robust competitive advantages, high short-term and long-term organic and external growth potential, and dirt cheap valuation level. With stock price significantly below book equity per share, an immediate arbitrage can be executed by a competitor or financial institution or big private re-organization financer."
Over the next five years, Actions Semi is even expected to grow its bottom line at a brisk rate of 25% annually. That's faster than listed rivals Sigma (20%), Silicon Motion (20%), and Texas Instruments (10%).
CAPS member SgtGlenn elaborates on the bull case:
[Actions] is a great little company that for some reason isn't getting a lot of love. Unlike so many micro caps, it MAKES MONEY. Sure, not lately, but it has made money, which is more than a lot of its peers can say. Further, and again unlike a lot of its peers, it has [little debt]. ... Wall Street seems to think this company would be worth more if it shut down and sold off its assets. If [Actions] can return to profitability, that should change.
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