Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, business optimization software specialist TIBCO Software (Nasdaq: TIBX) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

TIBCO facts

Headquarters (Founded) Palo Alto, Calif. (1996)
Market Cap $4.6 billion
Industry Application software
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $920.3 million
Management Chairman/CEO Vivek Ranadive
CFO Sydney Carey
Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years) 10.5%
Cash/Debt $308.4 million / $68.1 million
Competitors IBM
Progress Software

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 93% of the 484 members who have rated TIBCO believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.  

A couple of months ago, one of those Fools, All-Star RedandBlack, nicely summed up the TIBCO bull case for our community:

The company uses software, social media and cloud computing to give users real time relative information on the data within their organization. The amount of data generated keeps expanding which makes [TIBCO] products in demand. Long term outperform.

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