Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, network equipment maker Tellabs
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Tellabs' business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (Founded)||Naperville, Ill. (1974)|
|Market Cap||$1.49 billion|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$1.38 billion|
|Management||Founder/Chairman Michael Birck
President/CEO Robert Pullen
|Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)||1.6%|
|Cash/Debt||$1.19 billion / $164 million|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 90% of the 445 members who have rated Tellabs believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
[A]t the current price it looks very attractive. The company has $1.2 billion in cash and short-term investments and only a small amount of debt. The five year average free cash flow is over $160 million. The company has decent profit margins and return on capital. The main question here is what will they do with all that cash? A special dividend is a definite possibility.
But before you run out and start gobbling up shares, some of Tellabs' peers might actually be better suited to your own individual investing profile.
For example, Cisco Systems'
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