Based on the aggregated intelligence of 135,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, e-mail encryption specialist Zix (NASDAQ:ZIXI) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Zix facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Dallas (1983)

Market Cap

$105.1 Million

Industry

Internet Software and Services

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$28.5 Million

Management

CEO Richard Spurr (Since 2005)

CFO Susan Conner (Since 2008)

Compound Annual Revenue Growth (Over Past Five Years)

22.0%

Cash/Debt

$12.5 million / $0

Competitors

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT)

CAPS Members Bullish on ZIX Also Bullish on

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL)

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CAPS Members Bearish on ZIX Also Bearish on

Intel (NASDAQ:INTC)

Middleby (NASDAQ:MIDD)

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

Over on CAPS, some 97% of the 492 members who have rated Zix believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include jjam79095 and VegasMartin.

Just last week, jjam79095 helped our community decrypt the bull case: "Bright future in encryption, the company is well positioned and is growing market share. Profitable future!"

In a pitch from the same day, VegasMartin prescribes Zix for portfolio pain relief:

This company does security encryption and e-prescribing. Part of the health initiative is to move towards electronic prescriptions and medical records. Another part of this initiative is that these e-prescriptions and records must be secure. That is this company's bread and butter. With health care providers and the government as this company's biggest clients, this stock has tremendous potential for growth. … [T]his company will be seeing substantial profits.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Apple is a Motley Fool Stock Advisor selection. Middleby and Nuance are Motley Fool Hidden Gems picks, and Intel and Microsoft are choices of Motley Fool Inside Value. The Fool owns shares of Middleby. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.