Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, online family history resource (Nasdaq: ACOM) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Headquarters (Founded)

Provo, Utah (1983)

Market Cap

$1.81 billion


Internet software and services

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$327.5 million


CEO Timothy Sullivan (since 2005)

CFO Howard Hochhauser (since 2009)

Return on Equity (Average, Past 2 Years)



$102.3 million / $0

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

On CAPS, 92% of the 239 members who have rated Ancestry believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include Ebjeeby and All-Star TMFBreakerJava, who is ranked in the top 1% of our community.

A couple of months ago , Ebjeeby tapped the former one-star stock as an attractive choice: "Researching your ancestry is becoming an increasingly popular trend. The company is well run, has long term growth, and no debt."

Over the next five years, in fact, Ancestry is expected to grow its bottom line at a brisk rate of 20% annually. That's faster than less-specialized Internet information giants like Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) (17.8%), Sina (Nasdaq: SINA) (13.0%), and (Nasdaq: SOHU) (15.8%).

CAPS All-Star TMFBreakerJava elaborates on the Ancestry bull case:

This company is a great example of how the next generation world wide web builds on user generated content to create a large moat. As with Facebook, the more users the company gets, the more attractive it is to new members and the harder it will be for competitors to get established. Expect continued rapid growth as more people dig into their family histories.

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