Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-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

$2.4 billion


Management services

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$5.6 billion


Chairman/CEO Dr. Ralph Shrader (since 1999)

CFO Samuel Strickland (since 2008)

Trailing-12-Month Return on Equity



$192.6 million / $994.3 million


Accenture (NYSE: ACN)

Boeing (NYSE: BA)

General Dynamics (NYSE: GD)

Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 97% of the 34 members who have rated Booz Allen believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include Castrilli and Grahamjs70.

This month, Castrilli tapped the stock as a rather steady selection: "Although Booz has faced uncertainty regarding government contracting under current administration, this is a solid, stable company, well-led and with key talent across many domains. BAH has built its business around human capital."

Over the next five years, in fact, Booz Allen is expected to grow its bottom line at a brisk rate of 19% annually. That's faster than listed rivals like Accenture (13%), Boeing (12%), and General Dynamics (12%).

CAPS member Grahamjs70 elaborates on the Booz Allen bull case:

This company is one of the oldest government consultancy firms in the business. They will post solid profits year over year and currently have low P/E ratio and high EPS. This is a great buy, and is probably only low because it is new to the market and it is not a big name outside the beltway.

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