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

$268.6 billion

Industry

Internet software and services

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$50.2 billion

Management

Co-Founder/CEO Larry Page

Co-Founder/Assistant Secretary Sergey Brin

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

18.7%

Cash/Debt

$48.1 billion / $7.2 billion

Competitors

Apple 

Microsoft 

Yahoo!

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

On CAPS, 86% of the 18,052 members who have rated Google believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last month, one of those Fools, JoeArizona, succinctly summed up the bull case for our community:

Google is far more than a search engine ... with the Chrome browser, Android operating system, the Play store, and a new crop of netbooks running the Chrome OS, Google has a lot to offer. The picture will only improve as Google figures out more and better ways to monetize clicks for smartphones and mobile users.

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.

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