Why Yandex 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, Russian Internet search engine Yandex (NASDAQ: YNDX  ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Yandex facts

Headquarters (founded)

The Hague, the Netherlands (2004)

Market Cap

$7.7 billion

Industry

Internet software and services

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$944.8 million

Management

Co-founder/CEO Arkady Volozh

Co-founder/Chief Technology Officer Ilya Segalovich

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

34%

Cash/Debt

$398.4 million / $0

Competitors

Google

Microsoft

Yahoo!

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

On CAPS, 92% of the 173 members who have rated Yandex believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those Fools, TornettaJ, succinctly summed up the Yandex bull case for our community:

Over the next five years I expect this [company's] growth to explode. ... They've recently been trying to expand outside of native Russia, which would prove their ability to succeed outside of Russian-speaking countries, and make a step toward becoming a competitor to Google. ... Definitely a stock to watch. It has many of the characteristics of Google here in the US in terms of growth and potential, but the downside is the nightmare Russia brings for business.

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