Based on the aggregated intelligence of 120,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, online advertising company ValueClick (NASDAQ:VCLK) has earned a respected four-star ranking. While five-star stocks have been the best performers, our data has shown that four-star stocks still outshine the market by a significant margin and shouldn't be taken lightly; conversely, low-rated stocks have woefully lagged the market average.

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

ValueClick facts

Headquarters (founded)

Westlake Village, Calif. (1998)

Market Cap

$557.13 million


Internet software and services

TTM Revenue

$675.89 million


CEO Tom Vadnais

CFO John Pitstick

Return on Equity (average last three years)





CAPS members bullish on VCLK also bullish on:


Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO)

CAPS members bearish on VCLK also bearish on:

E*Trade Financial (NASDAQ:ETFC),

Citigroup (NYSE:C)

Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's), and Motley Fool CAPS. TTM = trailing 12 months.

Over on CAPS, 571 of the 597 members who have rated ValueClick -- or 96% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500. These Foolish bulls include MintCoin and JPresbrown.

Earlier this month, MintCoin listed a few of the stock's bullish points: "Growth, no debt, very nice cash flow, about 30% undervalued relative to the market. If the object is better returns than the S&P this one should do nicely."

In a pitch from last month, JPresbrown agreed, elaborating on ValueClick's solid financial position and attractive valuation (which is even cheaper today):

This is a rapidly growing company with a pristine balance sheet (no debt, over $1 a share in cash) and positive cash flow. Hammered by market because advertising is economically sensitive, but this is well-reflected in current bargain price (14 [times] earnings and 1.2 [times] sales). May be volatile, especially if market continues down in 4thQ, but should make a great entry point for in the long-term.

What do you think about ValueClick, or any other stock for that matter? Make your voice heard on Motley Fool CAPS today. CAPS is 100% free, so simply click here to get started.

Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Google is a Motley Fool Rule Breakers pick and Apple is a selection of Stock Advisor. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.