Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, copier maker and business services provider Xerox (NYSE: XRX) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Xerox facts

Headquarters (founded) Norwalk, Conn. (1906)
Market Cap $10.0 billion
Industry Office electronics
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $22.6 billion
Management Chairman/CEO Ursula Burns CFO Luca Maestri
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years) 8%
Cash/Debt $814.0 million / $9.2 billion
Dividend Yield 2.3%
Competitors Accenture


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

On CAPS, 88% of the 620 members who have rated Xerox believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

A couple of months ago, one of those Fools, All-Star fcfroic, offered a balanced take on the opportunity:

This is not your Dad's [Xerox]. The business has become a services business with a high level of recurring revenue. The technology business, the moniker applied to the legacy copier business is subject to considerable Euro exposure and foreign currency translation issues, its operating margins [expanded sequentially] in the most recent quarter despite the revenue shortfall. Most of the debt funds the leasing of office equipment.

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