Based on the aggregated intelligence of 145,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, database provider infoGROUP (NASDAQ:IUSA) has received a distressing two-star ranking.

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

infoGROUP facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Omaha, Neb. (1972)

Market Cap

$489.5 million


Data processing and outsourced services

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$665.6 million


President/CEO Bill Fairfield
CFO Thomas Oberdorf

Trailing-12-Month Return on Equity


Cash / Debt

$8.8 million / $187.1 million

1-Year Return


Competitors (NYSE:CRM)
Dun & Bradstreet (NYSE:DNB)

CAPS Members Bearish on IUSA Also Bearish on

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CAPS Members Bullish on IUSA Also Bullish on

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

On CAPS, 13% of the 82 members who have rated infoGROUP believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bears include All-Stars UltraContrarian and TSIF, both of whom are ranked in the top 2% of our community.

A little over a month ago, UltraContrarian kindly warned Fools that infoGROUP has "balance sheet and liquidity problems, plus their market is mature and oversaturated." Our CAPS All-Star continues: "Business is getting worse yet the stock is going up. Due for a hard correction."

In a pitch from last month, TSIF addressed Mr. Market's ever-increasing view of the stock as a prime takeover target:

What's the premium if they do get acquired? What's the downside if they don't? infoGroup has had a steep [quarter-to-quarter]... decline in sales. Not unusual in a recession, but not anything to toot your own horn over or to expect a premium. Net tangible assets are improving, but still a NEGATIVE... with $190 [million] in... debt. Revenue is down ... from a year ago and [quarterly] income barely positive. I don't think infoGroup is a bad company, I just doubt their being bought out and the serious speculation in upside the equity has received.

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