4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Zipcar

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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, car sharing network operator Zipcar (NAS: ZIP) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Zipcar facts

Headquarters (founded)Cambridge, Mass. (2000)
Market Cap$540.2 million
IndustryConsumer services
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$241.6 million
ManagementChairman/CEO Scott Griffith
President/COO Mark Norman
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)(10.4%)
Cash/Debt$86.4 million / $70.3 million
CompetitorsAvis Rent A Car System
Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Hertz Global Holdings

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

On CAPS, 92% of the 802 members who have rated Zipcar believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.  

Just last month, one of those Fools, jameskm03, highlighted Zipcar as a potent growth opportunity:

In some ways Zipcar is really not all that different than what Netflix or Amazon did/is doing. A decade ago most people weren't all that confident about shopping online or streaming rented movies through their TV either. It's true that Zipcar has to make money to survive, but they really aren't that far away from it today. ... Zipcar is part of the solution to reducing populated roads, pollution and financial debt.

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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 Motley Fool owns shares of Zipcar and Amazon. Motley Fool newsletter services have recommended buying shares of Zipcar, Netflix, and Amazon. 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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