Based on the aggregated intelligence of 160,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, IT services specialist Ness Technologies (Nasdaq: NSTC) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Ness facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Tel Aviv, Israel (1999)

Market Cap

$250.4 million


IT consulting and other services

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$547.4 million


CEO Sachi Gerlitz (since 2007)

CFO Ofer Segev (since 2007)

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)


Compound Annual Revenue Growth (Over Past 5 Years)



$69.3 million / $72.7 million


Infosys Technologies (Nasdaq: INFY)

Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ)

Key Customers

Google (Nasdaq: GOOG)

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT)

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Accenture (NYSE: ACN)

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

On CAPS, 96% of the 237 members who have rated Ness believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include lonewulf47638 and All-Star TSIF, who is ranked in the top 1% of our community.

Just last week, lonewulf47638 succinctly described the stock for Fools: "Low [forward p/e] and good growth stock. IT will rebound with markets."

In a pitch from three days later, TSIF elaborated on that bullishness. Here's an excerpt:

Ness Technologies has relationships with many of the top tier computer companies and many countries. ... I see them as a promising opportunity at the $6.50 level they have been bouncing around of late. Restructuring charges and sell of non-core divisions have the books slightly depressed the last two quarters. ... Cash flow, however, is great, cash on hand strong, and backlog solid at $650 million. Currency exchange and excessive stock grants could dilute the overall performance, but Ness Technologies appears capable of reasonable growth.

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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. Accenture is an Inside Value recommendation. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.