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More top-performing CAPS members have been feeling bullish about Spartan Motors
Spartan supplies chassis for RVs and emergency vehicles, and it also supplies parts to builders of military vehicles like Force Protection
Demand for fire truck chassis and emergency vehicles have been strong for Spartan, though, with the backlog for each growing in the recent quarter, helping offset slower sales to the RV and defense industries. It increased its gross margin in the quarter by 46% over last year, the fourth consecutive quarterly increase, and grew its cash and equivalents balance to $27.2 million thanks in part to $15.1 million in operating cash flow and only $0.8 million in capital expenditures in the quarter. The continued performance and rock-bottom share price have had investors jumping back into the stock recently.
And how can you blame them? With military spending providing solid growth prospects for defense companies like Raytheon
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