Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, wireless telecom carrier MetroPCS Communications (NYS: PCS) has earned a respected four-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at MetroPCS' business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
Wireless telecommunication services
Founder/Chairman/CEO Roger Linquist
President/COO Thomas Keys
Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)
$2.16 billion / $4.75 billion
AT&T (NYS: T)
Sprint Nextel (NYS: S)
Verizon Communications (NYS: VZ)
Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.
Just last week, mpd8822 touched on MetroPCS' recent sell-off as a possible buying opportunity: "[P]rice due to panic and overselling. The company has performed well for quite a number of quarters and should be able realign under the increased pressure from the economy."
Over the next five years, in fact, MetroPCS is still expected to grow its bottom line at a rate of 29% annually. That's much faster than that of rivals AT&T (6%), Sprint (5.5%), and Verizon (8.5%).
CAPS member odwilliams elaborates on the bull case:
I believe that Metro PCS is going to emerge as a top three wireless phone service provider in the next 2-4 years. Metro PCS appears to be a run of the mill bargain cell phone provider, but they offer plans that stomp out others dollar for dollar. As technology increases so will Metro PCS's phone platforms and networks. In 10 years Metro PCS has grown from a Metropolian area only service provider to now covering 90% of the United States.
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