2-Star Stocks Poised to Plunge: Netflix?
Jun 6th 2012 10:19AM
Updated Jun 6th 2012 12:20PM
Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, movie rental service Netflix (NAS: NFLX) has received a distressing two-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Netflix's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (founded)||Los Gatos, Calif. (1997)|
|Market Cap||$3.6 billion|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$3.4 billion|
|Management||Founder/Chairman/CEO Reed Hastings
CFO David Wells
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||58.3%|
|Cash/Debt||$804.5 million / $400.0 million|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 19% of the 9,528 members who have rated Netflix believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward.
In this game it is all about content, which boils down to who has more cash to buy it. Amazon ... signed a deal with Viacom adding Comedy Central and MTV to what they have to offer. As Amazon slowly enters this space [Netflix] is going to have more and more problems competing and retaining customers. Also, not to mention Coinstar's [Redbox] can't be helping either.
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