Why Catamaran Is Poised to Sail Ahead


Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, pharmacy benefits manager Catamaran has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Catamaran facts

Headquarters (founded)

Lisle, Ill. (1993)

Market Cap

$10.8 billion


Healthcare services

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$8.0 billion


Chairman/CEO Mark Thierer (since 2012)
CFO Jeffrey Park (since 2012)

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$393.0 million / $1.3 billion


Caremark Pharmacy Services
Express Scripts

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

On CAPS, 95% of the 362 members who have rated Catamaran believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those Fools, All-Star echofarmer, took a cautiously bullish stance on Catamaran: "Good cash flow and earnings growth history. The main financial con as I see it is the razor thin [profit margins]. Yikes! Not much room for error here, but good cash position to survive any missteps."

If you want market-thumping returns, you need to put together the best portfolio you can. Of course, despite a strong four-star rating, Catamaran may not be your top choice.

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