5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: NXP Semiconductors


Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Dutch chip maker NXP Semiconductors (NAS: NXPI) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

NXP facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Eindhoven, Netherlands (2006)

Market Cap

$5.3 billion



Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$4.3 billion


CEO Richard Clemmer (since 2009)
CFO Karl-Henrik Sundstrom (since 2008)

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)



$865 million / $3.8 billion


Infineon Technologies
Texas Instruments

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

On CAPS, 99% of the 475 members who have rated NXP believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last month, one of those bulls, AlejandroOrtiz, tapped NXP as a particularly potent growth opportunity:

Leader in the Near Field Communications (NFC) industry. This industry has been trying to find its way and many players have put their solutions forward but none have taken hold. However, with mobile device makers partnering with this company, I believe that [NXP] could be the one leading the way.

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