Based on the aggregated intelligence of 145,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Internet fax and messaging services  specialist j2 Global Communications (NASDAQ:JCOM) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at j2 Global's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

j2 Global facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Hollywood, Calif. (1995)

Market Cap

$942 million


Internet software and services

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$245 million


CEO Nehemia Zucker (since 2008)
CFO Kathleen Griggs (since 2007)

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)


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

On CAPS, 95.5% of the 422 members who have rated j2 Global believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include jhuffard and All-Star mrindependent, who is ranked in the top 2% of our community.

Early this year, jhuffard noted that j2 Global "offers products that are both useful and cost effective for small businesses of all kinds, which will be the growth engine of our economy coming out of the current recession/depression." Our CAPS member concludes: "I think that their opportunity is large and their profitability is already proven."

In a pitch from last week, mrindependent sends a bullish message of his own:

This stock is both cheap and timely. ... Current [price-to-earnings] is 13 vs 5 yr average [price-to-earnings] of 20. This stock pick seems to be timely because it is a high quality tech stock that managed to grow slightly in 2009 -- which is no small feat. Quality is regaining favor. … The company has shown its quality by growing revenues from $100 million in 2004 to $240 million in 2008 while posting an average [ROE] of 26 percent. Not surprisingly, the company has compiled an awesome cash pile.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Starbucks and SINA are Motley Fool Stock Advisor picks, Shanda is a Rule Breakers recommendation, and Johnson & Johnson is a choice of Income Investor. Garmin is a former recommendation of Global Gains. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.