Based on the aggregated intelligence of 140,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, enterprise-software giant Oracle (NASDAQ:ORCL) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Oracle facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Redwood City, Calif. (1977)

Market Cap

$106.1 billion


Systems software

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$22.98 billion


Co-Founder/CEO Lawrence Ellison

CFO Jeffrey Epstein

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)


Cash / Debt

$20.6 billion / $14.7 billion

Dividend Yield




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Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 93% of the 2,900 members who have rated Oracle believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include chitownjester and HanumanTMK.

Just last week, chitownjester tapped Oracle as a great way to get some Sun:

5 years from now it will be clear that [Oracle] is the number one business software vendor globally. Aggressive acquisition strategy, Ellison is ruthless, high ROE. Growing cash flow. [Sun Microsystems] acquisition is big.

In an earlier pitch, HanumanTMK also sees a bright future for Oracle:

I like the acquisition of [Sun]. Oracle sells a great solution now that's mostly built on sun hardware and solaris, so there are bound to be cost savings and value added with a more custom solution. In the long run, picking up the commercial arm of [MySQL] has the effect of dampening any real competition from that sector, leaving oracle to it's already strong lead against other institutional players (such as IBM). I can't say what 5 years looks like, but 2-4 can't help but look good.

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