Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Indian IT services specialist Sify Technologies (NASDAQ:SIFY) has received the dreaded one-star ranking.

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

Sify facts

Headquarters (founded)

Chennai, India (1995)

Market Cap

$356.9 million


Internet software and services

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$144.8 million


CEO Kamal Nath (since August 2012)
CFO M. P. Vijay Kumar (since October 2007)

Operating Margin (average, past 3 years)



Mahanagar Telephone Nigam (NYSE: MTE)

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

On CAPS, 17% of the 69 All-Star members who have rated Sify believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those Fools, TSIF, tapped the stock's rally as particularly unsustainable:

Sify reported a rare net profit this past quarter. 1.6 million short shares got caught. My issue with the spike/reported profit is that it includes a ONE TIME gain, without which Sify would have recorded another quarterly loss. Sify's share price is not too far from book price and on the surface looks "OK". However, receivables continue to mount as does accounts payable. Speculators/daytraders spiked this up above $6 quickly twice the last two years. This could spike more. I believe it will fade when shorts get done covering/reloading.

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