4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: MAKO Surgical

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, medical device company MAKO Surgical (NAS: MAKO) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

MAKO facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (2004)

Market Cap

$1.04 billion


Health-care equipment

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$66.4 million


Chairman/CEO Maurice Ferre
CFO Fritz LaPorte

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)



$50.5 million / $0


Smith & Nephew (NYS: SNN)
Stryker (NYS: SYK)
Zimmer Holdings (NYS: ZMH)

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

On CAPS, 96% of the 551 members who have rated MAKO believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include MajorBob04 and WilliamCrook2003.

Earlier this week, MajorBob04 tapped MAKO as a solid turnaround opportunity: "Stock price will make a comeback as sales pick up again and margins improve."

Over the next five years, in fact, MAKO is expected to grow its bottom line at a brisk rate of 20% annually. That's much faster than listed rivals Smith & Nephew (7%), Stryker (11%), and Zimmer (9%).

CAPS member WilliamCrook2003 elaborates on the MAKO bull case:

I see a great deal of growth potential in this company, this is evident in as much as this is the fastest growing tech company in the USA [according to Deloitte's Technology Fast 500]. I believe the share price reduction of late is a great opportunity for me to add shares of this company to my real live portfolio. ... I believe in the very near future [MAKO] will become profitable and the share price will gradually begin to climb upwards.

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