Why Sirius XM Is Poised to Pull Back

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, satellite radio services specialist Sirius XM Radio has received a distressing two-star ranking.

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

Sirius facts

Headquarters (founded)

New York (1990)

Market Cap

$20.3 billion


Cable and satellite

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$3.4 billion


CEO James Meyer (since 2012)

Chief Content Officer Scott Greenstein (since 2004)

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$521.0 million / $2.4 billion




Pandora Media

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

On CAPS, 28% of the 786 All-Star members who have rated Sirius believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last month, one of those Fools, Gibybo, touched on Sirius' seemingly lofty valuation:

Earnings are roughly $400M (after adjusting for the $3B income tax adjustment a few quarters ago), so [$20B market cap] is a pretty high multiple of that. That would imply some pretty aggressive growth prospects, but I'm not sure what that would be. Satellite radio is not likely to be a growth industry over the next 10 years, and their other markets are pretty small.

Of course, despite Sirius XM being one of the market's biggest winners since bottoming out three years ago, there might still be some healthy upside if things go right for it -- and plenty of room for it to fall if things don't. Read all about Sirius in The Motley Fool's brand new premium report. To get started, just click here now.

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