Why OpenText Is Poised to Outperform


Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, enterprise software specialist OpenText has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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


Headquarters (founded)

Waterloo, Canada (1991)

Market Cap

$4.1 billion


Internet software and services

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$1.3 billion


Chairman/Chief Strategy Officer Thomas Jenkins

President/CEO Mark Barrenechea

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$446.9 million / $573.5 million

Dividend Yield






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

On CAPS, 90% of the 216 members who have rated OpenText believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those Fools, acknotts01, succinctly summed up the OpenText bull case for our community:

Diversified revenue streams, check. Complementing service with major competitors, check. Strong management, check. Growth Industry, check. New dividend, check. Organic growth & high renewal rates, check. New products, check.

CEO Mark Barrenechea: "A few select highlights from the quarter. Record cash flows and dividend program; expected annual adjusted margins at the upper end of our fiscal '13 target model range; 13% year-over-year organic license growth and expected second half-over-second half license growth; and EIM strategy and financial model are working."

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