1-Star Stocks Poised to Plunge: RadioShack?

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, embattled electronics retailer RadioShack (NYS: RSH) has received the dreaded one-star ranking.

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


Headquarters (founded)

Fort Worth, Texas (1899)

Market Cap

$288.4 million


Computer and electronics retail

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$4.4 billion


CEO James Gooch (since 2011)
CFO Dorvin Lively (since 2011)

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$517.7 million / $679.3 million


Best Buy

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

On CAPS, 47% of the 883 members who have rated RadioShack believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward.

A couple of months ago, one of those Fools, chinamantsan, succinctly summed up the bear case for our community:

Retail stores are slowly getting killed by the Internet. Yes there will always be a need for [brick and mortar] stores but if you walk into a RadioShack you will really wonder how they have stayed in business for so long. ...

I have been to very many RadioShacks and I will have to say that 99% of the employees that work there don't know a thing about the products they are selling and I will generally have to track down the item myself because nobody knows where to find it. ...

I personally wouldn't buy one share of RadioShack stock and I can definitely see them going out of business within the next few years the same way Circuit City went out.

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