Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, interconnection services specialist Inteliquent (Nasdaq: IQNT) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Inteliquent facts

Headquarters (founded) Chicago (2001)
Market Cap $411.5 million
Industry Alternative carriers
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $272.6 million
Management CEO G. Edward Evans (since 2011)
COO Dr. Surendra Saboo (since 2006)
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years) 13.3%
Cash/Debt $97.8 million / $0
Competitors AT&T
Verizon Communications

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

On CAPS, 98% of the 917 members who have rated Inteliquent believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Earlier this week, one of those Fools, All-Star joryko, succinctly summed up the Inteliquent bull case for our community:

Still debt-free, holding $3 per share in cash and slowly but surely growing revenues and EPS. 7.6 Price to Cash Flow and a [PEG ratio] around 1 gives Inteliquent solid upside potential over the next few years. Looking to grow the top line about 10% this year and improve EPS with it down the road.

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