4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: AVX


Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, electronic component manufacturer AVX (NYS: AVX) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

AVX facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Fountain Inn, S.C. (1972)

Market Cap

$2.19 billion


Electronic components

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$1.67 billion


Chairman/CEO John Gilbertson
CFO Kurt Cummings

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)



$741.3 million / $0

Dividend Yield



Amphenol (NYS: APH)
Molex (NAS: MOLX)
TE Connectivity (NYS: TEL)

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

On CAPS, 94% of the 129 members who have rated AVX believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include Motley Fool co-founder Tom Gardner (TMFTomG), who is ranked in the top 10% of our community, and FoolSolo.

Earlier this month, Tom Gardner listed several of AVX's positives: "Strong financials. Dividend payor. Serving growing markets. Well managed. Double-digit ROE. Tough year for the stock renders it cheap for long-term investors."

In fact, AVX currently sports a P/E of 8.7. That represents a discount to competitors like Amphenol (14.8), Molex (14.0), and TE Connectivity (11.1).

CAPS member FoolSolo expands on the outperform argument:

I honed in on AVX Corp. because it has some compelling numbers, and it is one of with a dividend. ... Judging by other news about the company, they appear to be one of the leaders in various technologies, including surface mount capacitors, ultra low-profile LED lighting connectors, and other passive and interconnect components. But they appear to be getting dumped along with the bath water.

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