Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, management and technology consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton Holding (NYSE: BAH ) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Booz Allen's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
Booz Allen facts
|Headquarters (Founded)||McLean, Va. (1914)|
|Market Cap||$2.3 billion|
|Industry||IT consulting and other services|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$5.8 billion|
|Management||Chairman/CEO Dr. Ralph Shrader (since 1999)
CFO Samuel Strickland (since 2008)
|Trailing-12-Month Return on Equity||20.1%|
|Cash/Debt||$356.2 million / $979.9 million|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 95% of the 40 members who have rated Booz Allen believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
I believe Booz Allen Hamilton is currently being overlooked. The company should do very well in the coming years. Its return to the private-sector and international government-entities will bring with it greater profits. Additionally, private-sector consulting will give the company exposure to much higher-margins (compared to public-sector consulting). These factors should help pave the way for Booz Allen Hamilton to initiate a dividend in the future.
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