Based on the aggregated intelligence of 130,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, LoopNet (NASDAQ:LOOP), which operates an online marketplace for commercial real estate, has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

LoopNet facts

Headquarters (founded)

San Francisco, Calif. (1997)

Market Cap

$294.2 million


Internet software and services

TTM Revenue

$86.1 million


Chairman/CEO Richard Boyle, Jr.
President/COO Thomas Byrne

Compound Annual Net Income Growth (over last five years)



CoStar Group (NASDAQ:CSGP)

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Sources: Capital IQ, a division of Standard & Poor's, and Motley Fool CAPS. TTM = trailing 12 months.

Over on CAPS, fully 1,920 of the 1,984 members who have rated LoopNet -- some 97% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include All-Star MJKpayday, who is ranked in the top 5% of our community, and AtlasTheDog.

In October, MJKpayday helped keep our community in the loop:

LoopNet is most likely stop #1 for anyone interested in buying commercial property or looking to buy a small business. I have been interested in both, but never found what I was looking for. With my hours of first hand experience with the web site I can say easily it's the best. LoopNet also has that nifty 'everyone's doing it and everyone's doing it here so I'm going to do it here too' social inertia that brings much added value.

In a direct reply from Monday, AtlasTheDog cites some recent traffic stats to back up that bull case:

ComScore Media Metrix reports [LoopNet] had 992,000 unique monthly U.S. visitors during 3-months of 1Q09, which is 11% vs. monthly average for all 12 months for CY2008. Applying the same comScore to [CoStar], it says [CoStar] had 130,000 ... unique monthly visitors during 1Q09.

[LoopNet] also reports results from Google Analytics (which measures web site traffic different that ComScore). In that case, for 3-months of 1Q09 LOOP had 5.4 million unique visitors, which is 9% vs. average per quarter for all 4 quarters of CY2008.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. LoopNet is a Motley Fool Hidden Gems and Rule Breakers recommendation. Google is also a Rule Breakers pick. Apple is a Stock Advisor selection. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.