Why IPG Photonics Is Poised to Keep Poppin'

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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

$3.0 billion


Electronic manufacturing services

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$581.2 million


Founder/Chairman/CEO Dr. Valentin Gapontsev

CFO Timothy Mammen

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$355.7 million / $24.6 million


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

On CAPS, 98% of the 1,513 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, fellow Fool Billy Kipersztok (TMFTailwind), tapped IPG as a particularly sharp bargain opportunity:

Classic niche dominator. High returns on invested capital, solid growth prospects, and management is continuing to invest in the business. Stock price has taken a bit of a hit since mid-February due to an earnings miss, but I think this is an attractive entry point for a long-term investment.

If you want market-thumping returns, you need to put together the best portfolio you can. Of course, despite a strong five-star rating, IPG may not be your top choice.

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The article Why IPG Photonics Is Poised to Keep Poppin' originally appeared on Fool.com.

Fool contributor Brian Pacampara has no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool recommends IPG Photonics and Rofin-Sinar Technologies. The Motley Fool owns shares of 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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