4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Power-One


Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, solar panel systems equipment maker Power-One (NAS: PWER) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Power-One facts

Headquarters (founded)

Camarillo, Calif. (1973)

Market Cap

$759.2 million


Electronic components

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$1.1 billion


CEO Richard Thompson (since 2008)
CFO Gary Larsen (since 2010)

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$259.2 million / $0


Delta Electronics
Elec & Eltek International
Emerson Electric

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

On CAPS, 94% of the 646 members who have rated Power-One believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last month, one of those bulls, miida, kindly updated our community on the Power-One story:

[T]he company has properly managed its competition, as it was able to increase their market share from 11% to 14% over a year ; they profit from the euro getting weaker ; for Q3 they expect more revenues than the analysts foresee ; They are going to offset demand decrease by lowering their operating costs ; They have a 7 Gwatts install base (enough to power a small country!). As renewable energy gets more economically viable every year, this company with its global operations seems to be on the right track to dominate the market share.

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