Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, speech-software specialist Nuance Communications
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Nuance's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (Founded)||Burlington, Mass. (1992)|
|Market Cap||$6.1 billion|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$1.26 billion|
|Management||Chairman/CEO Paul Ricci
CFO Thomas Beaudoin
|Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)||0.4%|
|Cash/Debt||$483.6 million / $859.4 million|
Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 96% of the 5,620 members who have rated Nuance believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include All-Star DomJoao, who is ranked in the top 15% of our community, and mwlove.
A few months ago, DomJoao touched on the tailwinds working in Nuance's favor:
Strong player in interesting market. Immediate opportunities for transcription -- medical and focus groups for business. Also, consumer applications will grow as time goes on -- I know my calendar would be much more organized if I could just talk to it!
Over the next five years, in fact, Nuance is expected to grow its bottom line at a solid rate of 13% annually. That's faster than much larger broad-sense rivals including AT&T
CAPS member mwlove expands on the Nuance outperform argument:
Nuan is getting ready to take off. ... They've digested a lot of purchases in the past year, and now it's time to deliver. Great products and thousands of patents make a wide moat. They are advancing on multiple fronts, and if they make a licensing deal with Apple's cloud service, they will be golden.
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