Based on the aggregated intelligence of 135,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, universal transacting system provider Net 1 UEPS Technologies (NASDAQ:UEPS) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Net 1's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Net 1 facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Johannesburg, South Africa (1989)

Market Cap

$696.6 million


Application software

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$247.4 million


CEO Dr. Serge Belamant (Since 2000)
CFO Herman Kotze (Since 2004)

Return on Equity (Average, Past Three Years)



$121 million / $4.3 million


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

On CAPS, all 166 All-Star members who have rated Net 1 believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include tenmiles, who is ranked second in all of CAPS, and TMFBreakerTAllan.

In late May, tenmiles tapped Net 1 as a particularly smart transaction:

[S]mall cap, smart card, smart buy. A lot to like here -- company provides universal electronic payment technologies to developing markets. … Gets jacked around a bit by the RAND, but overall shows nice long term top and bottom line trends. Low debt, high ROE, attractive forward p/e -- consider this a decent long term growth story trading like a value story.

In an earlier pitch, TMFBreakerTAllan expands on the stock as a potent way to get paid:

[Net 1] is bringing Twenty-First century technology to undeveloped areas of the world. Its universal payment systems are being used by governments as payment systems. Its success is dependent upon contracting from governments, but its benefits to the governments and the people it serves outweigh the cost to implement the system. And once in place, the system continues to pay for itself. [Net 1] will continue to grow and put in place its systems. Further, they have the ability to help companies pay employees via electronic payments rather than the costly system of paying workers weekly with cash.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Net 1 is a Motley Fool Rule Breakers recommendation, American Express is an Inside Value pick, and Johnson & Johnson is a choice of Income Investor. Apple and Netflix are Stock Advisor selections. The Fool owns shares of American Express. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.