5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Digital Generation

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Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, digital advertising technologist Digital Generation (NAS: DGIT) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Digital Generation facts

Headquarters (Founded)Irving, Texas (1991)
Market Cap$396 million
IndustryCommunications equipment
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$297.3 million
ManagementCEO Scott Ginsburg (since 2003)
CFO Omar Choucair (since 1999)
Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)7.3%
Cash/Debt$72.4 million / $484 million
CompetitorsAkamai Technologies (NAS: AKAM)
Google (NAS: GOOG)
Microsoft (NAS: MSFT)

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 96% of the 240 members who have rated Digital Generation believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include All-Star dockofthebay, who is ranked in the top 5% of our community, and MagicDiligence

This past summer, CAPS All-Star dockofthebay tapped Digital Generation as a cheap way to go for growth: "Its shares are selling for close to book value. ... Analysts are still predicting strong earnings growth."

Over the next five years, in fact, Digital Generation is expected to grow its bottom line at a brisk rate of 21% annually. That's faster than much larger rivals like Akamai (14%), Google (19%), and Microsoft (11%).

CAPS member MagicDiligence elaborates on the bull case:

DG provides digital delivery of traditional television and radio spots, as opposed to traditional physical "dub and ship" methods. The transition alone is attractive enough, as both television and radio move to digital distribution technologies. DG has also entered the online video ad creation/distribution business and integrated it with its TV offerings, creating a way to distribute video ads between the two mediums. There are a lot of underlying growth trends at play here.

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At the time this article was published Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. The Fool owns shares of Google and Microsoft. Motley Fool newsletter services have recommended buying shares of Google and Microsoft, as well as creating a bull call spread position in Microsoft. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days.We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.

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