Based on the aggregated intelligence of 150,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, online advertising specialist ValueClick (Nasdaq: VCLK) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

ValueClick facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Westlake Village, Calif. (1998)

Market Cap

$852.0 million


Internet software and services

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$422.7 million


CEO Thomas Vadnais (since 2007)

CFO John Pitstick (since 2007)

Compound Annual Revenue and Net Income Growth (Over Past 5 Years)

20.1% and 17.1%


$158.5 million / $0


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Key Suppliers

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

On CAPS, 95% of the 616 members who have rated ValueClick believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include MagicDiligence and All-Star mrindependent, who is ranked in the top 1% of our community.

Late last year, MagicDiligence informed Fools that ValueClick "is one of the largest pure Internet marketing firms." Our CAPS member concludes: "While competition is strong and management is less-than-stellar, ValueClick's price, excellent business model, and potential to be acquired make it a tepid buy."

In a pitch from two days ago, mrindependent also demonstrates why ValueClick is a tremendous value. Here's an excerpt:

I would expect it to be valued at 20 to 25 times normalized eps assuming that the company can grow earnings in line with GDP growth (i.e. 5% prox). I reduce the $10.08 share price by the $2.00 per share cash hoard to calculate an adjusted share price of $8.08. Then I compare to eps estimates of $0.57 and $0.62. On an adjusted basis I think the company is trading for approximately 14 times normalized earnings. I personally expect sales growth to be strong because I don't see anything that will derail the long-term future of Internet advertising. Thus, all factors considered, ValueClick looks like a bargain.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Google is a Motley Fool Rule Breakers pick. eBay is a choice of Stock Advisor, and Motley Fool Options has recommended a bull call spread position on it. The Fool owns shares of Oracle. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.