Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, graphics-chip maker NVIDIA
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.
|Headquarters (founded)||Santa Clara, Calif. (1993)|
|Market Cap||$8.65 billion|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$3.71 billion|
|Management||Co-Founder/CEO Jen-Hsun Huang
Interim CFO Karen Burns
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||3.4%|
|Cash/Debt||$2.47 billion / $22.5 million|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
This past summer, mpdelbuono tapped NVIDIA as a particularly strong selection: "They've got a good hold on market share and semiconductors are doing well. With a solid balance sheet, I only expect good things from [NVIDIA]."
Over the next five years, in fact, NVIDIA is expected to grow its bottom line at a solid rate of 15% annually. That's faster than competitors AMD (10%), Intel (11%), and Texas Instruments (10%).
CAPS member chrisrobhay2 elaborated on the bull case for NVIDIA in July:
Nvidia has really surprised me with the initiative that it has taken in the mobile sector in recent years. Its Tegra 2 chip has made its way into several tablets, and the new Kal-El chip promises to be five times as fast. They also have the most aggressive release schedule that I've seen, with a new chip arriving each year. Aside from their push in the mobile sector, Nvidia has maintained a decent lead over AMD in the consumer and corporate markets. Hopefully that aggressiveness that Nvidia is having with their Tegra chips will translate over into the other markets that they're in, as it would help this stock soar.
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