Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, real-time chat technologist LivePerson (Nasdaq: LPSN) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

LivePerson facts

Headquarters (Founded) New York (1995)
Market Cap $581.65 million
Industry Internet software and services
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $104.7 million
Management

CEO Robert LoCascio (since 1995)

CFO Timothy Bixby (since 1999)

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years) (3.1%)
Cash/Debt $50.36 million / $0
Competitors

RightNow Technologies (Nasdaq: RNOW)

Adobe Systems (Nasdaq: ADBE)

Google (Nasdaq: GOOG)

Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 94% of the 445 members who have rated LivePerson believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include mitleg and AmericanGenius.

Just last week, mitleg tapped LivePerson as a great way to go for growth: "There is much to like here. Solid growth that will take advantage of the transition to online shopping/customer service. Solid financial picture."

LivePerson remains a highly rated play on the trend toward bringing more business online. Over the next five years, LivePerson is even expected to grow its bottom line at a faster pace (26%) than online interaction foe RightNow (24%), Web analytic rivals Adobe (13%) and Google (19%), and large enterprise software threats such as Oracle (Nasdaq: ORCL) (15%) and SAP (NYSE: SAP) (13%).

CAPS member AmericanGenius elaborates on the bull case:

Customers hate making phone calls, enterprises hate losing sales. I've interacted with LivePerson and I found the advice helpful, and the sales pitch completely with in my control. If you don't want to talk further just close the chat window. This service is very helpful to the curious customer, and also helpful to the retailer. LivePerson's services will be an Internet industry standard moving forward.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. LivePerson is a Motley Fool Rule Breakers selection. Adobe is a Motley Fool Stock Advisor choice, and Motley Fool Options has recommended a diagonal call position on it. Google is an Inside Value and Rule Breakers recommendation. The Fool owns shares of Google and Oracle. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days.

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