Why Smith & Nephew Will Outperform in 2013
Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, British medical technology company Smith & Nephew has earned a coveted five-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Smith & Nephew and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
Smith & Nephewfacts
Health care equipment
CEO Olivier Bohuon (since 2011)
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)
$445.0 million / $69.0 million
Johnson & Johnson
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 92% of the 125 members who have rated Smith & Nephew believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Management at [Smith & Nephew] has achieved very strong [return on invested capital] and Cash ROIC numbers. Sales, earnings, and book value are all growing at a healthy clip. There are positive, stable, and growing owner earnings and free cash flow. There is also manageable debt here. I believe this is priced slightly below intrinsic value. I also like that this has recently become a 5 Star CAPS stock.
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