Why iRobot Is Poised to Keep Poppin'

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

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

iRobot facts

 

 

Headquarters (founded)

Bedford, Mass. (1990)

Market Cap

$966.6 million

Industry

Household appliances

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$444.6 million

Management

Co-Founder/Chairman/CEO Colin Angle

CFO Alison Dean

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

13.6%

Cash/Debt

$137.5 million / $0

Competitors


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

On CAPS, 91% of the 1,312 members who have rated iRobot believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those bulls, All-Star joryko, succinctly summed up the bull case for our community:

The long-term picture here is more than just semi-intelligent vacuums, as iRobot will have true staying power for decades to come.

Looking to broaden my long-term outlook on my stock selections and I see this company playing a key role in the world's future of robotics.

Simply put, I see the iRobot story as worth well more than the $1 billion it is currently valued at. Pair that up with no debt, reasonable valuations, and a company that has returned to its growing days, and I believe we have an outperformer on our hands.

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The article Why iRobot Is Poised to Keep Poppin' originally appeared on Fool.com.

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