Why Google Is Poised to Outperform

Market-trouncing returns could be written in this 4-Star.

Brian D. Pacampara, CFA
Brian D. Pacampara, CFA
Mar 21, 2013 at 5:36PM
Technology and Telecom

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Internet search gorilla Google (NASDAQ:GOOGL) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Google facts

 

 

Headquarters (founded)

Mountain View, Calif. (1998)

Market Cap

$268.6 billion

Industry

Internet software and services

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$50.2 billion

Management

Co-Founder/CEO Larry Page

Co-Founder/Assistant Secretary Sergey Brin

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

18.7%

Cash/Debt

$48.1 billion / $7.2 billion

Competitors

Apple 

Microsoft 

Yahoo!

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

On CAPS, 86% of the 18,052 members who have rated Google believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last month, one of those Fools, JoeArizona, succinctly summed up the bull case for our community:

Google is far more than a search engine ... with the Chrome browser, Android operating system, the Play store, and a new crop of netbooks running the Chrome OS, Google has a lot to offer. The picture will only improve as Google figures out more and better ways to monetize clicks for smartphones and mobile users.

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