4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: ResMed


Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, ResMed (NYS: RMD) has earned a respected four-star ranking. The company manufactures equipment for treating sleep-disordered breathing.

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

ResMed facts

Headquarters (Founded)

San Diego, Calif. (1989)

Market Cap

$4.07 billion


Health-care equipment

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$1.24 billion


Founder/Chairman/CEO Dr. Peter Farrell
CFO Brett Sandercock

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)



$735.3 million / $100.2 million


Covidien (NYS: COV)

Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 93% of the 186 members who have rated ResMed believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include akakroke and kmacstepic.

Just last month, akakroke listed several of ResMed's positives: "Great management, products, financials in a 20% saturation market. Just bought Irish company with innovative, 'no touch' sleep study machine."

Over the next five years, in fact, ResMed is expected to grow its bottom line at a solid rate of 15% annually. That's faster than rival Covidien (12%), as well as other medical equipment stocks like Baxter International (NYS: BAX) (10%) and Stryker (NYS: SYK) (11%).

CAPS member kmacstepic elaborates on the bull case:

ResMed manufactures sleep apnea equipment. Low debt, good sales earnings growth, and a huge untapped market make ResMed a 'buy'. When they come out with home testing equipment I think many more people will be diagnosed with this condition and subsequently be treated for it.

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