Why Google Is Poised to Outperform

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Internet search gorilla Google (NASDAQ: GOOGL  ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Google facts

Headquarters (founded)

Mountain View, Calif. (1998)

Market Cap

$224.8 billion

Industry

Internet software and services

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$47.5 billion

Management

Co-Founder/CEO Larry Page

CFO Patrick Pichette

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

19.1%

Cash/Debt

$44.6 billion / $7.9 billion

Competitors

Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL  )

Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT  )

Yahoo! (NASDAQ: YHOO  )

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

On CAPS, 86% of the 17,945 members who have rated Google believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

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

Not only has Google made some very wise, all empowering decisions, but the company has become so fundamental to American society that the word is practically synonymous with "Help me out here!" I use Google, my family uses Google, most people I know use Google! Google is also ahead of the game as far as Big Data analytics is concerned and the business continues to acquire new powerful companies. It's only a matter of time before Google owns the world.

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As one of the most dominant Internet companies ever, Google has made a habit of driving strong returns for its shareholders. However, like many other web companies, it's also struggling to adapt to an increasingly mobile world. Despite gaining an enviable lead with its Android operating system, the market isn't sold. That's why it's more important than ever to understand each piece of Google's sprawling empire. In The Motley Fool's new premium research report on Google, we break down the risks and potential rewards for Google investors. Simply click here now to unlock your copy of this invaluable resource, and you'll receive a bonus year's worth of key updates and expert guidance as news continues to develop.

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