Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, filtration process specialist Polypore International has received a distressing two-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Polypore and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
Industrial equipment and components
Chairman/CEO Robert Toth
Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)
$52.6 million / $711.3 million
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 10% of the 256 members who have rated Polypore believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward.
I'm hearing bad, bad rumblings on this one. Looking into it myself, I see increasing [capital expenditures], and two years of (rising) negative free cash flow -- even as Polypore reports GAAP "profits." Doesn't look good.
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