Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, online family history resource Ancestry.com
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.
|Headquarters (founded)||Provo, Utah (1983)|
|Market Cap||$943.0 million|
|Industry||Internet software and services|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$399.7 million|
|Management||CEO Timothy Sullivan (since 2005)
CFO Howard Hochhauser (since 2009)
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||12.7%|
|Cash/Debt||$49.0 million / $10.0 million|
Dalesman Publishing Company
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 92% of the 373 members who have rated Ancestry believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
[S]ignificant drop in the share price will surely begin to attract suitors who could find value in [Ancestry's] assets. Google, for example, could find value in integrating [Ancestry's] genealogy content to boost their information driven business model or the search engine giant could tap the 1.7 million subscribers to integrate with their Google social media offering. Both the content and subscriber base would make sense for the company and would be what is most likely touted to shareholders if the company did acquire [Ancestry].
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