Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, earth imagery specialist DigitalGlobe (NYSE:DGI) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

DigitalGlobe facts

Headquarters (founded)

Longmont, Colo. (1993)

Market Cap

$1.3 billion


Information and delivery services

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$393.7 million


CEO Jeffrey Tarr (since 2011)

Founder/Chief Technology Officer Dr. Walter Scott (since 1995)

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$233.8 million / $484.4 million


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

On CAPS, 94% of the 104 members who have rated DigitalGlobe believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those Fools, Menidia, brought DigitalGlobe's recent purchase to our community's attention:

Acquisition of GeoEye creates a US monopoly in an area of satellite imagery with little international competition. Merging the companies may be costly initially, but will lead to stronger pricing and efficiencies in the long term. Threats to revenue by loss of government funding are real, but commercial opportunities for satellite imagery grow daily.

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