Why CA Technologies 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, IT management software specialist CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA  ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

CA Tech facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Islandia, N.Y. (1974)

Market Cap

$10.8 billion


Systems software

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$4.8 billion


CEO Michael Gregoire (since January 2013)
CFO Richard Beckert (since May 2011)

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)



$2.3 billion / $1.5 billion

Dividend Yield



Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ  )

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

On CAPS, 77% of the 295 members who have rated CA Tech believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those Fools, NovaTodd, succinctly summed up the CA Tech bull case for our community:

The mainframe solutions segment is a veritable cash cow, albeit one with dwindling sales figures. The key will be driving growth in other, lower margin segments. Free cash flow routinely exceeds 1 billion dollars, and easily covers the dividend and share repurchases.

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