Based on the aggregated intelligence of 120,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, satellite imagery company GeoEye (NASDAQ:GEOY) has earned a coveted five-star ranking. Our data has shown that five-star stocks outperform the market by a significant margin; conversely, one-star stocks have woefully lagged the market average.

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

GeoEye facts

Headquarters (founded)

Dulles, Virginia (1991)

Market Cap

$342.66 million


Diversified Communication Services

TTM Revenue

$149.5 million


CEO Matthew O'Connell

CFO Henry Dubois

Return on Equity (average last three years)



Orbital Sciences (NYSE:ORB),

Trimble Navigation (NASDAQ:TRMB)

CAPS members bullish on GEOY also bullish on


Suntech Power (NYSE:STP)

CAPS members bearish on GEOY also bearish on

Ford Motor (NYSE:F),

General Motors (NYSE:GM)

Sources: Capital IQ, a division of Standard & Poor's, and Motley Fool CAPS. TTM = trailing 12 months.

Over on CAPS, fully 352 of the 364 members who have rated GeoEye -- some 97% --believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include italiafool and tutaemeia, both of whom are ranked in the top 2% of our community.

Last month, italiafool updated Fools on the company's much-anticipated GeoEye-1 satellite: "The launch was successful and the first image has been released. ... With all the market turmoil the stock has fallen with the crowd, although there is really only one direction this stock will go once the fog clears."

In an earlier pitch from late September, tutaemeia agrees, highlighting GeoEye's eye for blue-chip customers:

GeoEye leads the market, in terms of revenue, in operating satellites that capture geospatial images used by government and businesses. Its images are used by Google Earth, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as well as agriculture companies, city developers and planners, real estate developers, video-game makers and companies that develop location-based applications.

GeoEye is a small-cap that seems to be low valuation. The launched of GeoEye-1, and the fact of GeoEye's No. 1 competitor, DigitalGlobe, filed to go public, will be very good signs for [GeoEye].

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