4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Philips Electronics

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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, industrial conglomerate Koninklijke Philips Electronics (NYS: PHG) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Philips facts

Headquarters (founded)Amsterdam, The Netherlands (1891)
Market Cap$17.6 billion
IndustryIndustrial conglomerates
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$29.2 billion
ManagementCEO Francois van Houten (since 2011)
CFO Ron Wirahadiraksa (since 2011)
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)3.2%
Cash/Debt$5.4 billion / $6.4 billion
Dividend Yield4.6%
CompetitorsGeneral Electric
Panasonic
Sony

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

On CAPS, 95% of the 488 members who have rated Philips believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.   

Earlier this month, one of those Fools, PoorSenator, succinctly summed up the bull case for our community: "Solid management who are never afraid to make tough decisions on strategy and portfolio of products. Will ride the coming LED wave and continue to perform well in the medical equipment space."

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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 Motley Fool has sold shares of Sony short. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 daysWe 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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