2-Star Stocks Poised to Plunge: Rambus?

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, technology licensing company Rambus (NAS: RMBS) has received a distressing two-star ranking.

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


Headquarters (founded)

Sunnyvale, Calif. (1990)

Market Cap

$737.7 million



Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$312.4 million


CEO Harold Hughes, Jr. (since 2005)
CFO Satish Rishi (since 2006)

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$289.5 million / $133.5 million


Elpida Memory
Hynix Semiconductor
Samsung Electronics

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

On CAPS, 16% of the 522 members who have rated Rambus believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Earlier this week, one of those bears, fellow Fool Anders Bylund (TMFZahrim), succinctly summed up the underperform case:

Rambus settles a few claims, loses the rest, and goes home somewhat richer but none the nobler. The prospects for another successful lawsuit are fading fast, which is why I'm starting a bearish CAPScall on Rambus even at these five-year lows (if you ignore occasional even-deeper plunges along the way). It's still a long way to the bottom.

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