Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, information management specialist Iron Mountain (NYSE: IRM ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Iron Mountain's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
Iron Mountain facts
|Headquarters (Founded)||Boston (1951)|
|Market Cap||$5.8 billion|
|Industry||Diversified support services|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$3.2 billion|
|Management||Chairman/CEO Richard Reese
CFO Brian McKeon
|Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)||5.9%|
|Cash/Debt||$480.9 million / $3.3 billion|
|Competitors||Cintas (Nasdaq: CTAS )|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
Earlier this week , robertshrestha listed several of Iron Mountain's positives: "Dominant position in document management space, solid margins, stable recurring revenues, decent forward price multiples. Outperform all the way."
In fact, Iron Mountain sports a solid three-year average operating margin of 18.9%. That's higher than that of main rival Cintas (12%), as well as other business service plays like Fidelity National Information Services (NYSE: FIS ) (16.6%).
CAPS member Nalakensho expands on the outperform argument:
Iron Mountain will do extremely well. As US healthcare converts to [electronic medical records] in the setting of HIPAA, their services will be in demand. They shred and discard confidential paper information. They are everywhere I turn in the hospitals and offices. They will be even more in demand in Europe. Iron Mountain has this market wrapped up and confidently stored.
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