4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Fusion-io


Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, storage memory platform company Fusion-io (NYS: FIO) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Fusion-io facts

Headquarters (founded)

Salt Lake City (2005)

Market Cap

$2.0 billion


Computer storage and peripherals

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$324.4 million


Co-Founder/Chairman/CEO David Flynn
Co-Founder/Chief Marketing Officer Rick White

Trailing-12-MonthReturn on Equity



$294.7 million / $0



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

On CAPS, 89% of the 179 members who have rated Fusion-io believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those Fools, LazyOldMan, touched on the tailwinds working in the stock's favor:

While this is not a certainty by any means... the technology that supports virtualization and server-based web applications is clearly in the future. [Fusion-io] appears to be in a good spot. But there is significant competition and the market is VERY price sensitive. If they can make products that are a "good" value and afford to sell them and make a profit this company is positioned to do very well. There are alternative storage strategies and some are very low cost.

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