4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Logitech International


Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Swiss computer accessory maker Logitech International (NAS: LOGI) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Logitech facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Morges, Switzerland (1981)

Market Cap

$1.65 billion


Computer storage and peripherals

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$2.36 billion


Chairman/Acting CEO Guerrino De Luca
CFO Erik Bardman

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)



$476.4 million / $0


Cisco Systems (NAS: CSCO)
Hewlett-Packard (NYS: HPQ)
Microsoft (NAS: MSFT)

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

On CAPS, 96% of the 998 members who have rated Logitech believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include cibient and VolkOseba.

This past summer, cibient nicely summed up the bull case:

I use Logitech peripherals and they are all top notch. They have reaches into both the corporate/office and consumer markets. Most of their products review very well. ... [T]hey do have a great balance sheet.

In fact, Logitech boasts roughly $464 million in cash on its balance sheet with zero debt. Meanwhile, much larger rivals Cisco, HP, and Microsoft sport debt-to-equity ratios of 36%, 66%, and 23%, respectively.

CAPS member VolkOseba elaborates on the Logitech bull case:

Strong market share, well built products, and is now using 3-D printing for rapid prototyping. The computer market is expanding in places like China, and with Logitech making some of the best entry level and high end mice, as well as their continual focus on improvement, I find it hard to bet against them ... also, their customer service is among the best in the industry. They retain customers for a reason.

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At the time thisarticle was published Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. The Motley Fool owns shares of Logitech, Cisco, and Microsoft. Motley Fool newsletter services have recommended buying shares of Logitech, Cisco, and Microsoft, as well as creating a bull call spread position in Microsoft. 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 Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.

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