Based on the aggregated intelligence of 140,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, project software specialist Deltek (NASDAQ:PROJ) has received the dreaded one-star ranking.

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

Deltek facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Herndon, Va. (1983)

Market Cap

$496.4 million


Application software

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$274.0 million


CEO Kevin Parker (since 2005),

Chief Marketing Officer William Clark (since 2005)

Net Income and Revenue Growth (Over Past Year)

(3.4%) and (6.8%)

Cash / Debt

$113.5 million / $179.6 million

6-Month Return




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

On CAPS, 44% of the 41 members who have rated Deltek believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bears include All-Stars bullishbabo and CaptBS, both of whom are ranked in the top 6% of our community.

Three weeks ago, bullishbabo tapped Deltek as a rather diluted opportunity:

Unless this company can grow sales big-time, I see EPS trending down from here. I expect this company to continue to make money, but I don't think its prospects for organic growth look very good. … With recent share dilution, I don't see EPS going up based on its revenue trend (down!!).

In a pitch from last week, CaptBS also projects weakness for the project expert:

Trading near a 52-week high at nearly 30 times book value, in spite of flat revenues and a debt/equity ratio north of 10. The lack of any real earnings growth over time is a big red flag for a software company like this. There *should* be a lot of demand for their products, and they've been targeting a variety of sectors with industry-specific solutions, yet their top line looks nothing like the growth curve you'd expect.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Microsoft is a Motley Fool Inside Value pick, and Activision Blizzard is a selection of Stock Advisor. The Motley Fool owns shares of Oracle. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.