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, Near Field Communications specialist 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, The Netherlands (2006)

Market Cap

$5.8 billion



Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$4.1 billion


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

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$782.0 million / $3.8 billion


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

On CAPS, 99% of the 523 members who have rated NXP believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

A couple of months ago, one of those bulls, GameCrazyFool, tapped NXP as a particularly potent growth opportunity:

I believe their NFC is something that could possibly change the way we interact in the U.S. About a year ago, I took a vacation to Korea. ... [W]hat surprised me was the number of people that used the NFC. Every single person was paying using their phones: it was hard to find a person paying without it. Recently, with Google supporting this NFC movement with the "Google Wallet", I've found numerous places that use the NFC. So my thinking is that the U.S. will soon follow. ... Because of [NXP's] NFC patent, I believe this company could possibly make billions off the way the credit card is evolving.

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