4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: iRobot

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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, 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

Headquarters (Founded)Bedford, Mass. (1990)
Market Cap$684.7 million
IndustryHousehold appliances
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$465.5 million
ManagementCo-Founder/Chairman/CEO Colin Angle
CFO John Leahy
Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)12.8%
Cash/Debt$145.3 million / $0
CompetitorsElectrolux
Lockheed Martin
Samsung Electronics

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

On CAPS, 90% of the 1,234 members who have rated iRobot believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.  

Just last week, one of those Fools, afamiii, nicely summed up the iRobot bull case for our community:

Service automation is growing theme in our lives, following industrial automation in the 20th century and [agricultural] automation in 19th. Market for domestic robot cleaners is growing fast. ... [iRobot] has excellent revenue and EPS growth in recent year and recent quarters. High RoE, increasing margins ... no debt, positive free cash flow. Now trading at [roughly 18] times earnings.

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At the time this article was published Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Motley Fool newsletter services have recommended buying shares of iRobot. The Fool owns shares of Lockheed. 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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