Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, national pharmaceutical distributor AmerisourceBergen (NYSE: ABC) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

AmerisourceBergen facts

Headquarters (founded) Chesterbrook, Pa. (1985)
Market Cap $9.4 billion
Industry Healthcare distributors
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $80.6 billion
Management CEO Steven Collis (since July 2011)
CFO Tim Guttman (since May 2012)
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years) 22.5%
Cash / Debt $1.7 billion / $1.9 billion
Dividend Yield 1.4%
Competitors Cardinal Health
Express Scripts

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

On CAPS, 90% of the 286 members who have rated AmerisourceBergen believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Earlier this year, one of those bulls, dreamjob, brought AmerisourceBergen's solid fundamentals to our community's attention: "Producing cash with a high [cash return on invested capital] and [return on invested capital]. This looks to be a well managed company ... and [free cash flow] is out-pacing [net income]. ... Looks cheap, and profitable."

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