Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, tax prep specialist H&R Block
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at H&R Block's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
H&R Block facts
|Headquarters (founded)||Kansas City, Mo. (1946)|
|Market Cap||$4.4 billion|
|Industry||Specialized consumer services|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$2.8 billion|
|Management||CFO William Cobb (since May 2011)
CFO Gregory Macfarlane (since June 2012)
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||28%|
|Cash/Debt||$2.0 billion / $1.1 billion|
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Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 33% of the 558 members who have rated H&R Block believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward.
[H&R Block] is a stagnant slow growth [brick-and-mortar] company locked in mortal combat with web based tax preparers such as [TurboTax]. ... While they have a good dividend and solid cash flow[,] management has historically proven inept at finding [profitable] ways to use this capital. I don't see this stock falling much from its current level but neither do I see it outperforming the market anytime soon.
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