Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, unmanned aerial vehicle specialist AeroVironment (NASDAQ:AVAV) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

AeroVironment facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Monrovia, Calif. (1971)

Market Cap

$503.4 million

Industry

Aerospace and defense

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$321.6 million

Management

Chairman/CEO Timothy Conver
CFO Jikun Kim

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)

11.2%

Cash/Debt

$135.5 million / $0

Competitors

Aker ASA
L-3 Communications
(NYSE:LLL)
Lockheed Martin
(NYSE:LMT)

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

On CAPS, 97% of the 612 members who have rated AeroVironment believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those Fools, Lambo303, succinctly summed up the AeroVironment bull case for our community: "This is an unexplored, relatively undeveloped area. Unmanned aircrafts have a huge potential, and as long as [AeroVironment] sticks to the basics and continue doing what they do, they have the potential for huge gains."

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