4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: IMAX


Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, jumbo-movie-screen systems maker IMAX (NYS: IMAX) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

IMAX facts

Headquarters (founded)

Mississauga, Canada (1967)

Market Cap

$1.5 billion


Movies and entertainment

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$243.4 million


CEO Richard Gelfond (since 2009)
CFO Joseph Sparacio (since 2007)

Return on Capital (average, past 3 years)



$21.6 million / $55.0 million


AMC Entertainment
Regal Entertainment

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

On CAPS, 93% of the 1,586 members who have rated IMAX believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Earlier this week, one of those Fools, sikiliza, touched on the trends working in IMAX's favor: "Record revenues from the Hunger Games and Avengers seem to indicate that people are still going to theaters and spending money on actually watching movies and not just on concessions. Also, with many other forms of entertainment and travel getting more expensive due to inflation, people will have to make do with the movies in the short to medium term."

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