Why Autodesk 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, design and engineering software maker Autodesk (NASDAQ: ADSK  ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Autodesk facts

Headquarters (founded)

San Rafael, Calif. (1982)

Market Cap

$8.9 billion

Industry

Application software

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$2.3 billion

Management

CEO Carl Bass
CFO Mark Hawkins

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

14.2%

Cash/Debt

$2.0 billion / $745.6 million

Competitors

Adobe Systems
Dassault Systemes
PTC

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

On CAPS, 93% of the 834 members who have rated Autodesk believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those bulls, Magicflight, succinctly summed up the Autodesk bull case for our community: "Decades of [computer-aided design] experience and customer support. Relatively little-talked about innovator in 3-D printing industry. Reasonable P/E compared to [3D Systems] and [Stratasys]."

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