Why IPG Photonics Is Looking Sharp

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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, fiber-based laser and amplifier maker IPG Photonics has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

IPG facts

Headquarters (founded)

Oxford, Mass. (1990)

Market Cap

$3.1 billion

Industry

Electronic manufacturing services

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$541.0 million

Management

Founder/Chairman/CEO Dr. Valentin Gapontsev

CFO Timothy Mammen

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

22.1%

Cash/Debt

$372.6 million / $21.8 million

Competitors

Coherent

Rofin-Sinar Technologies


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

On CAPS, 98%of the 1,476 members who have rated IPG believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

A couple of months ago, one of those bulls, csqrd, succinctly summed up the IPG bull case for our community:

Strong competitive lead in fiber lasers which provide industrial applications with efficiency improvements over traditional lasers. Growing market and best technology. Over 20% [return on equity] and low debt which provides leverage to take advantage of additional opportunities in technology improvements and adjacent markets.

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The article Why IPG Photonics Is Looking Sharp originally appeared on Fool.com.

Fool contributor Brian Pacampara has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. The Motley Fool owns shares of IPG Photonics and Rofin-Sinar Technologies. Motley Fool newsletter services recommend IPG Photonics and Rofin-Sinar Technologies. 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 Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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