Why BlackBerry Is Poised to Underperform

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, wireless device specialist BlackBerry received the dreaded one-star ranking.

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

BlackBerry facts

Headquarters (founded)

Waterloo, Canada (1984)

Market Cap

$6.9 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 5,880 members who have rated BlackBerry believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last month, one of those Fools, Sivivatu, succinctly summed up the BlackBerry bear case for our community: "BlackBerry while trying to change their image are still behind and losing ground to the incumbent mobile platforms (Apple and Android). The mobile market is primarily defined by the apps that can be used on a handset and the loyalty and vocal support of the current users."

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