Based on the aggregated intelligence of 125,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, business communications service provider j2 Global Communications (NASDAQ:JCOM) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at j2 Global's business, and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

j2 Global facts

Headquarters (founded)

Los Angeles, California (1995)

Market Cap

$818.5 million


Internet and Software Services

TTM Revenue

$237.7 million


CEO Nehemia Zucker

Co-Founder/Director John Rieley

Return on Equity (average, last three years)



Premiere Global Services (NYSE:PGI)

CAPS members bullish on JCOM also bullish on:


Middleby (NASDAQ:MIDD)

CAPS members bearish on JCOM also bearish on:

Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX)

Macy's (NYSE:M)

Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ:WFMI)

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

Over on CAPS, 372 of the 389 members who have rated j2 Global -- or 96% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include normtrader and CAPS All-Star FoolSolo, who is ranked in the top 20% of our community.

Late last month, normtrader communicated this simple bull case: "Niche palyer in fax and communications. Well amnaged and positioned for growth if markets do not tank further."

In a pitch from one week later, FoolSolo followed that bullish line of thinking:

J2 caught my eye a while back on a value and growth screen, but I was sure the demand for their services would dwindle in the economic situation. However, I think this is a mistake on my part, I think more and more companies and individuals are likely to give up their expensive offices and move into the home office and use services from J2 to maintain their communications channels with the world.

J2's fundamental and financial picture looks quite good for today's credit climate. Their P/E is still a little higher than I would like at 13, but considering their growth rate and their cash position it shouldn't be a problem.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Apple, Starbucks, and Whole Foods are Motley Fool Stock Advisor picks. Starbucks is also a choice of Inside Value, and the Fool owns shares of it. Middleby is a Motley Fool Hidden Gems recommendation. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.