Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, insurance-industry software specialist Ebix (NASDAQ:EBIX) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Ebix facts

Headquarters (founded)

Atlanta (1976)

Market Cap

$675.5 million


Application software

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$189.4 million


Chairman/CEO Robert Raina

CFO Robert Kerris

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$31.0 million / $83.6 million

Dividend Yield



Applied Systems



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

On CAPS, 98% of the 1,549 members who have rated Ebix believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Earlier this week, one of those Fools, All-Star mikeinmadrid, listed several of Ebix's positives for our community:

(1) Diversified customer base, no customer represents more than a few percent of sales.
(2) Low cost provider, due to software centre in India.
(3) Characterful CEO who is a demon on driving down costs and owns 9% of the stock.
(4) Growing sales and earnings during the recession (a horrible period for their customers, the insurance industry).
(5) Proven ability in successful acquisitions and quick integration.
(6) Large open ended opportunity as insurance industry moves away from paper.

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