4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: BMC Software
Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, business software maker BMC Software (NAS: BMC) has earned a respected four-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at BMC's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (Founded)||Houston (1980)|
|Market Cap||$5.5 billion|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$2.2 billion|
|Management||Chairman/CEO Robert Beauchamp|
CFO Stephen Solcher
|Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)||31.5%|
|Cash/Debt||$1.5 billion / $359.5 million|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 92% of the 269 members who have rated BMC believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
BMC has a nice combination of cash cow (mainframe business) and dynamic growth (datacenter automation and cloud computing). The culture is very aggressive and sales driven. The major risk here is competing with even bigger boys out there when the technology industry is given to sudden reversals in leadership.
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