Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, email encryption specialist Zix (NASDAQ:ZIXI) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Zix facts

Headquarters (founded)

Dallas (1983)

Market Cap

$243.9 million


Internet software and services

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$44.8 million


Chairman/CEO Richard Spurr

CFO Michael English

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$24.2 million / $0


Cisco Systems


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

On CAPS, 70% of the 791 members who have rated Zix believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those Fools, DCHomer13, succinctly summed up the Zix bull case for our community:

High renewal rate with customers. Email is becoming more frequent and at the same time people are starting to be more wary (NSA) of their Internet security. Zix Corp stands to capitalize on this combination through their secure email encryption software.    

If you want market-thumping returns, you need to put together the best portfolio you can. Of course, despite a perfect five-star rating, Zix may not be your top choice. Perhaps you're interested in major tech heavyweights.

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