Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, data warehousing specialist Teradata (NYSE: TDC) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Teradata facts

Headquarters (founded) Dayton, Ohio (1979)
Market Cap $10.1 billion
Industry Diversified computer systems
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $2 billion
Management

CEO Michael Koehler

CFO Stephen Scheppmann

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years) 31.3%
Cash/Debt $778 million / $300 million
Competitors

Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ)

IBM (NYSE: IBM)

Oracle (Nasdaq: ORCL)

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

On CAPS, 95.5% of the 377 members who have rated Teradata believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include jibitz and All-Star jtothes, who is ranked in the top 5% of our community.

Just last week , jibitz touched on the tailwinds working in Teradata's favor: "Growth in sector assures demand for cloud computing, and the tools associated with it."

Teradata even boasts a robust three-year average return on capital of 25.5%. That's higher than that of competitors such as HP (12.9%), IBM (23.6%), and Oracle (15.3%).

CAPS All-Star jtothes expands on the Teradata outperform argument:

The need for data warehousing is not going to go away any time soon, and if they already have a nice portfolio there is reason to believe that they will continue to add more customers to it. Also, as the computer and storage options continues to evolve they are in a position to capitalize on it.

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