4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Cirrus Logic

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

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

Cirrus facts

Headquarters (Founded)Austin, Texas (1984)
Market Cap$1.3 billion
IndustrySemiconductors
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$380.9 million
ManagementCEO Dr. Jason Rhode (since 2007)
CFO Thurman Case (since 2007)
Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)30.2%
Cash/Debt$139.4 million / $0
CompetitorsFreescale Semiconductor
STMicroelectronics
Texas Instruments

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

On CAPS, 96% of the 633 members who have rated Cirrus believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.  

Just last week, one of those Fools, jdwelch62, succinctly summed up the Cirrus bull case:

Tied at the hip to Apple. ... As long as that relationship holds up, and iPhones and iPads continue to sell like hotcakes, [Cirrus] is going to get pulled along for the ride. However, like my rating on [Apple], I'm only giving it 3 years or so to Outperform. After that, we'll have to see if [Apple] can continue to innovate without Steve Jobs. Hopefully, also, [Cirrus] will continue to diversify its customer base, so it won't get hit too hard should [Apple] fail to continue to innovate and amaze the world in a few years.

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At the time this article was published Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. The Fool owns shares of Cirrus, Texas Instruments, and Apple. Motley Fool newsletter services have recommended buying shares of and creating a bull call spread position in Apple. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days.We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.

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