5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: TTM Technologies


Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, printed circuit board manufacturer TTM Technologies (NAS: TTMI) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

TTM facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Santa Ana, Calif. (1978)

Market Cap

$832.8 million


Electronic manufacturing services

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$1.44 billion


CEO Kenton Alder

CFO Steven Richards

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)



$240 million / $532 million


Amphenol (NYS: APH)

Sanmina-SCI (NAS: SANM)

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

On CAPS, 97% of the 614 members who have rated TTM believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include fellow Fool Bryan Hinmon (TMF42) and stpsoccer.

Earlier this summer, Bryan touched on several of TTM's positives:

Cheap valuation.

Excellent- though misunderstood - competitive position. Capable of supplying R&D, product design, quick turnaround, or higher volume production.

Exposure to Apple's iPads and plenty of other high growth areas like smartphones and high-tech networking.

Solid management/founder.

Over the next five years, in fact, TTM is expected to grow its bottom line at a brisk rate of 20% annually. That's faster than competitors like Amphenol (11%) and Sanmina (16%).

CAPS member stpsoccer elaborates on the TTM bull case:

Smartphones, Tablets, Laptops and basically anything else that is electronic requires PCB's (printed circuit boards). This company produces those in 8 plants. ... With smartphone saturation at only 3-4% worldwide, the upside of this company to supply that industry (along with new customers in Aerospace/Biotech/Automotive industries), this company is bound to succeed. ... Should be a fun ride up!

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