Based on the aggregated intelligence of 135,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, financial data provider Interactive Data (NYSE:IDC) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Interactive Data facts

Headquarters (founded)

Bedford, Mass. (1992)

Market Cap

$2.1 billion


Information and delivery services

TTM Revenue

$753.71 million


CEO Raymond D'Arcy (since March 2009)
CFO Andrew Hajducky, III (since June 2006)

Compound Annual Net Income and Revenue Growth (over last three years)

10.1% and 16.6%


$269.5 million/$0

Dividend Yield



FactSet Research (NYSE:FDS)

CAPS members bullish on IDC also bullish on:

Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI)
Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ)

CAPS members bearish on IDC also bearish on:

Yum! Brands (NYSE:YUM)

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

Over on CAPS, all of the 68 All-Star members who have rated Interactive Data believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include MikeGi and MagicDiligence, both of whom are ranked in the top 6% of our community.

Just last week, MikeGi kindly helped Fools interpret Interactive's data: "Provides info that many businesses need. Large customer base with high switching costs helps them retain customers and thus revenues stay high."

One day earlier, MagicDiligence also digitized some bullish data:

[Interactive Data] has a nice business model that is highly profitable and relatively non-capital intensive. The main capital investment is in computing equipment for storage, which can be leveraged across [Interactive Data's] wide customer base. Also, revenues are recurring with a 95% renewal rate, and [Interactive Data] has the ability to grow by cross-selling new or existing products to current customers, which saves significant resources on new customer acquisition through marketing. ... This kind of growth potential, combined with a highly profitable, cash generating business model; scale and lock-in competitive advantages; and a 3.6% dividend yield make this a very attractive stock.

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