4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: iRobot

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, robot specialist iRobot (NAS: IRBT) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at iRobot's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

iRobot facts

Founded (founded) Bedford, Mass. (1990)
Market Cap $673.5 million
Industry Household appliances
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $460.4 million
Management Co-Founder/Chairman/CEO Colin Angle
CFO John Leahy
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years) 14.9%
Cash/Debt $176.7 million / $0
Competitors Electrolux AB
Lockheed Martin
Samsung Electronics

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 90% of the 1,260 members who have rated iRobot believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.  

Late last month, one of those bulls, All-Star starz188, highlighted iRobot's recent market-topping quarter as good reason to remain positive:

EPS crushed estimates ($0.27 vs $0.10), though was slightly off from [year-over-year]. That speaks largely to the market over-selling, under-estimating than the actual health of the company. ...

Defense spending cuts are something to keep an eye on, since [iRobot] generates about 1/3 of its revenue from this segment. However they're diversified enough (Roomba, Scooba) to make me a long-term buy and hold.

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The article 4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: iRobot originally appeared on Fool.com.

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