Based on the aggregated intelligence of 145,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, security software specialist VASCO Data Security International (NASDAQ:VDSI) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

VASCO facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Oakbrook Terrace, Ill. (1996)

Market Cap

$299 million



Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$99 million


CEO Kendall Hunt (since 2002)

CFO Clifford Bown (since 2002)

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)



$71 million / $0


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

On CAPS, 98% of the 2,308 members who have rated VASCO believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include joepsthree and All-Star jamespeer, who is ranked in the top 3% of our community.

Earlier this month, joepsthree helped Fools feel safe about the stock:

I work in the information security field. It is a rapidly growing industry and, as companies become increasingly reliant on computer systems to automate processes, will continue to grow more important. Companies such as [VASCO] are properly positioned to profit from this.

In an earlier pitch, jamespeer expands on VASCO's secure competitive position:

This company offers unique innovative computer security solutions for a wide range of businesses, they are worldwide market leaders servicing more than 9000 various companies in over 100 countries. Under great management as is reflected in their financials, consistently profitable, with positive cash flows ... zero debt and solid projected earnings growth.

In a truly global economy, with emerging market economies like Brazil, Russia, China, India, and Indonesia all set to see gigantic economic growth over the next 5years, I believe Vasco Data Security are in a great position to grow in what is a rapidly expanding global market.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Vasco, Ford, and Cemex are all Motley Fool Stock Advisor selections. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.