Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, graphics-chip maker NVIDIA (Nasdaq: NVDA) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

NVIDIA facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Santa Clara, Calif. (1993)

Market Cap

$9.5 billion



Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$3.5 billion


Co-Founder/CEO Jen-Hsun Huang
Interim CFO Karen Burns

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)



$2.73 billion / $23 million


Intel (Nasdaq: INTC)
Texas Instruments (NYSE: TXN)

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

On CAPS, 96% of the 5,189 members who have rated NVIDIA believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include IvorSicula and Razorg.

Earlier this year, IvorSicula nicely summed up the NVIDIA bull case:

Tegra is turning up everywhere, they are also first for quad core ARM Processors, and have a strong momentum and roadmap in mobile moving forward. Based on their experience in PC chipsets and high end graphics performance, they could well be successful in the ARM based server market as well, downbeaten for a long time it might be that Nvidia's back.

Over the next five years, in fact, NVIDIA is expected to grow its bottom line at a solid rate of 16.5% annually. That's faster than competitors AMD (11.3%), Intel (11.7%), and Texas Instruments (11%).

CAPS member Razorg expands on the opportunity:

The mobile business has just really started taking off, that market will definitely expand going forward, and will get a boost in particular when they get Icera integrated.

And who says the Intel license agreement is a one time deal? that could easily continue until Intel's buys them out.

As gaming consoles get's upgraded -- which is not so far into the future -- then PC users will want newer GFX cards in their PC because games are made for consoles first and then adapted to PC, we have seen this for the last couple of years where the GFX cards power has gone more or less unused.

So I believe there's a load of growth coming real soon.

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