1-Star Stocks Poised to Plunge: TiVo?

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, digital video recorder company TiVo (NAS: TIVO) has received the dreaded one-star ranking.

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


Headquarters (founded)

Alviso, Calif. (1997)

Market Cap

$1.0 billion


Application software

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$260.2 million


CEO Thomas Rogers (since 2005)
CFO Anna Brunelle (since 2008)

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$567.3 million / $172.5 million



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

On CAPS, 23% of the 1,084 members who have rated TiVo believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those Fools, All-Star MajorBob04, succinctly summed up the bear case for our community:

Negative PE. This was a great idea and great technology when it originally came out, but many of the cable, TV & satellite companies offer similar services. So they have to cut costs, which means the growth & innovation will slow down, yielding lower revenues and potentially more losses. It's a vicious cycle and will be difficult to escape unless they can come up with another great idea or technology. Or they get bought out.

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