Why Research In Motion Is Poised to Pull Back

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, BlackBerry maker Research In Motion has received the dreaded one-star ranking.

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

RIM facts

Headquarters (founded)

Waterloo, Canada (1984)

Market Cap

$7.6 billion

Industry

Communications equipment

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$12.6 billion

Management

CEO Thorsten Heins (since 2012)

CFO Brian Bidulka (since 2009)

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

19.6%

Cash/Debt

$2.7 billion / $0

Competitors

Apple

Google

Nokia


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

On CAPS, 24% of the 5,824 members who have rated RIM believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Earlier this week, one of those Fools, prbyers, succinctly summed up the RIM bear case for our community:

No product development. They won't be able to keep up with the other players. Blackberry can't hold the attention of the hardcore business users either -- those users want a single device. And they want that single device to be able to play games, listen to music, participate in the same ecosystem as their friends, etc. You know -- like their Android and iPhones (that they already own). Proof: [Bring your own device] policies are getting very popular.

And of course, there is the toe-stubbing and slow product releasing ways of [RIM]. In this market where there are phones and tablets that become passe in a matter of months, they will never be able to keep up.

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The article Why Research In Motion Is Poised to Pull Back originally appeared on Fool.com.

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