Why BlackBerry Is Poised to Keep Plunging

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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, wireless device specialist BlackBerry has received an alarming one-star ranking.

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

BlackBerry facts



Headquarters (founded)

Waterloo, Canada (1984)

Market Cap

$4.5 billion


Communications equipment

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$11.3 billion


CEO Thorsten Heins (since 2012)

CFO Brian Bidulka (since 2009)

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$2.8 billion/$0


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

On CAPS, 25% of the 5,883 members who have rated BlackBerry believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those Fools, TMFChaodan, succinctly summed up the BlackBerry bear case for our community:

They're steadily losing market share and playing defense against the big players like the iPhone and Android. They don't really have a competitive edge over other phones, nor do they have better software and system. The market is running and leaving them in the dust.

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