Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, defense company Exelis
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Exelis' business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Market Cap||$1.5 billion|
|Industry||Aerospace and defense|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$6.0 billion|
|Management||CEO David Melcher
CFO Peter Milligan
|Trailing-12-Month Operating Margin||10.4%|
|Cash/Debt||$64.0 million / $649.0 million|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
Earlier this week, harleytodd tapped the recent ITT
In fact, Exelis' P/E of 4 represents a clear discount to competitors like Boeing (14), General Dynamics (9), and Lockheed (9).
CAPS member shamapant elaborates on bull case:
Classic Undervalued Spinoff situation. Exelis trades at just over 4x earnings, and is hit hard for both being a spin-off and being in an industry with a bad rep, defense cuts. ITT shareholders invested for ITT, not for a spinoff company, let alone a defense company...these shares are undervalued-expect a bounce.
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