Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, navigation device maker Garmin (Nasdaq: GRMN) has received a distressing two-star ranking.

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

Garmin facts

Headquarters (Founded) Camana Bay, Cayman Islands (2000)
Market Cap $6.59 billion
Industry Consumer electronics
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $2.77 billion

CEO Dr. Min Kao (since 2002)

COO Clifton Pemble (since 2007)

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years) 26%
Cash/Debt $1.25 billion / $0

Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL)

Google (Nasdaq: GOOG)

Research In Motion (Nasdaq: RIMM)

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

On CAPS, 8% of the 4,926 members who have rated Garmin believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bears include SDB15 and guiganol.

Earlier this year, SDB15 touched on Garmin's differentiation difficulties: "Smartphones have taken their place. There is no demand for a separate unit when an app will do."

Over the next five years, in fact, Garmin is expected to grow its bottom line at a paltry rate of 4.4% annually. That's obviously much slower than smartphone players like Apple (21.3%), Google (17.4%), and Research In Motion (11.2%).

CAPS member guiganol elaborates on the Garmin bear case:

Google maps is moving to offline navigation. Can Garmin out-innovate? I don't think so -- they've had plenty of time during the last couple of years to convince us that paying is worth it. It might have been ... but now ... well, let's say a new road is opened or an old one closed. How long would it take a small outfit like Garmin to update that information? While you got Google vans roaming all around the towns and cities everyday going into places that even some would rather they didn't.

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