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Why Yandex NV (YNDX) 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, Russian Internet search engine Yandex NV (NASDAQ:YNDX) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

Yandex NV (NASDAQ:YNDX)With that in mind, let’s take a closer look at Yandex and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Yandex facts

Headquarters (founded) The Hague, the Netherlands (2004)
Market Cap $7.7 billion
Industry Internet software and services
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $944.8 million
Management Co-founder/CEO Arkady VolozhCo-founder/Chief Technology Officer Ilya Segalovich
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years) 34%
Cash/Debt $398.4 million / $0
Competitors Google (NASDAQ:GOOG)Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT)


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

On CAPS, 92% of the 173 members who have rated Yandex believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those Fools, TornettaJ, succinctly summed up the Yandex bull case for our community:

Over the next five years I expect this [company’s] growth to explode. … They’ve recently been trying to expand outside of native Russia, which would prove their ability to succeed outside of Russian-speaking countries, and make a step toward becoming a competitor to Google. … Definitely a stock to watch. It has many of the characteristics of Google here in the US in terms of growth and potential, but the downside is the nightmare Russia brings for business.

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

Want to see how well (or not so well) the stocks in this series are performing? Follow the TrackPoisedTo CAPS account.

The article Why Yandex Is Poised to Outperform originally appeared on and is written by Brian Pacampara.

Fool contributor Brian Pacampara has no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool recommends Google and Yandex. The Motley Fool owns shares of Google and Microsoft.

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