Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, insurance-industry software specialist Ebix
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Ebix's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (Founded)||Atlanta (1976)|
|Market Cap||$867.5 million|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$128.4 million|
|Management||CEO Robin Raina (since 1999)
CFO Robert Kerris (since 2007)
|Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)||37%|
|Cash/Debt||$18 million / $43.15 million|
Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.
Just last month, oldpbass tapped Ebix as a great way to go for growth: "Honest, aggressive and driven. Snapping up any and all competitors that make sense for the long-term. The moat gets wider and deeper. Plowing profits back into the company -- who could possibly want a dividend when that money will be returned many times over."
Ebix's dominant position in the insurance software space continues to drive financials that many Fools just can't ignore. For example, Ebix's three-year average operating margin (39.9%) tops that of rivals Computer Sciences (7.4%) and InsWeb (26.4%), as well as enterprise software gorillas like Microsoft
CAPS member woodhaven1965 expands on the outperform case:
I like Ebix as both a growth play and value play. Graham-type value calculations can readily support an argument that the value of the business is materially in excess of the total market price. Growth seems relatively sustainable, especially in the face of a fragmented market (which will allow judicious deployment of capital and rollup of smaller competitors).
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