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

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

Intuit facts

Headquarters (founded) Mountain View, Calif. (1983)
Market Cap $16.7 billion
Industry Application software
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $4.2 billion
Management CEO Brad Smith (since 2008)
CFO R. Neil Williams (since 2008)
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years) 22.4%
Cash/Debt $1.5 billion / $499.0 million
Dividend Yield 1.1%
Competitors H&R Block
Microsoft Dynamics
Sage Group

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

On CAPS, 94% of the 559 members who have rated Intuit believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last month, one of those Fools, CoreAndExplore, succinctly summed up the Intuit bull case for our community:

Taking market share, especially from companies like H&R Block. Nice margins, earnings growth, and healthy balance sheet overall. Not too pricey considering the moat for this company is widening even more.

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