2-Star Stocks Poised to Plunge: Standard Pacific?

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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, homebuilder Standard Pacific (NYS: SPF) has received a distressing two-star ranking.

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

Standard Pacificfacts

Headquarters (founded)

Irvine, Calif. (1986)

Market Cap

$1.2 billion

Industry

Homebuilding

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$1.1 billion

Management

CEO Scott Stowell (since January 2012)
CFO Jeffrey McCall (since June 2011)

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

4.4%

Cash/Debt

$292.1 million / $1.4 billion

Competitors

D.R. Horton
Lennar
PulteGroup

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

On CAPS, 63% of the 155 All-Star members who have rated Standard Pacific believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Late last month, one of those Fools, MegaShort, succinctly summed up the bear case for our community:

[Standard Pacific] was on the brink of bankruptcy back in 2008, forcing them to dilute shareholders by raising equity. Now it's a $1.2B company?!?

They have continued to post losses for most of the last 4 years, but the market is rewarding them handsomely for recently climbing back to breakeven.

Along with [Hovnanian Enterprises] and possibly [Beazer Homes], I expect Standard Pacific to be hit hard in the next sell-off. They are lower quality homebuilders and overpriced compared to book value.

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