Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, mobile phone chip specialist TriQuint Semiconductor
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at TriQuint's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (Founded)||Hillsboro, Ore. (1981)|
|Market Cap||$706.5 million|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$922.5 million|
|Management||President/CEO Ralph Quinsey (since 2002)
CFO Steven Buhaly (since 2007)
|Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)||9.8%|
|Cash/Debt||$147.2 million / $0|
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Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
Earlier this month , eremell listed several of TriQuint's positives: "Solid tech company, no debt, small cap. Business diversified between commercial and government contract. ... Focus on R&D. Has own foundry. *NOT* based in Silicon Valley."
Currently, TriQuint even sports a cheapish P/E of 8.5. That's lower than that of competitors Avago (12.8), RF Micro (19.4), and Skyworks (12.1).
CAPS member youngblood58 elaborates on the bull case:
Once again, it's time to buy into [TriQuint]. ... Yes, they posted a tepid forecast and earnings, but this is an innovative company that supplies Apple and the defense industry, among others, and this price is a good entry point. Maybe a price target of about $7 for March 2012. Beyond that, we'll see.
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