Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, hospitality and specialty retail software specialist MICROS Systems (NASDAQ:MCRS) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

MICROS facts

Headquarters (founded)

Columbia, Md. (1977)

Market Cap

$3.6 billion


Systems software

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$1.2 billion


CEO Peter Altabef

CFO Cynthia Russo

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)


Cash / Debt

$631.8 million / $0




PAR Technology

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

On CAPS, 93% of the 147 members who have rated MICROS believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Earlier this week, one of those Fools, All-Star TMFDeej, brought MICROS' potential catalyst to our community's attention: "Following ValueAct Capital after it was announced [Tuesday] that it has purchased a 7.5% stake in the company. Good things usually result when this activist shakes things up."

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