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The company spent months locked at a less-than-perfect four-star rank, but recently, more top-performing CAPS members have piled on to the bullish side of American Science & Engineering
Continued demand for its proprietary X-ray inspection systems has meant more booked orders and solid financial results for AS&E. It reported fiscal first-quarter numbers in August that showed a 38% rise in revenue and a 173% jump in net income, while maintaining its backlog at more than $150 million for the fifth consecutive quarter. CAPS members anticipate that the company, as well as other firms like General Dynamics
While its X-ray screening systems are used to aide in security at U.S. ports, borders, and airports, the company also books a large percentage of its sales from international orders. Last year, it scored a $55 million deal in the United Arab Emirates and booked a couple of recent orders in the Middle East region. AS&E's not alone, either -- other companies like Lockheed Martin
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Fool contributor Dave Mock recently upgraded his tool kit with a handy universal screwdriver. He owns no shares of companies mentioned here. American Science & Engineering is a Rule Breakers selection. General Dynamics is an Inside Value recommendation. The Fool's disclosure policy is too sexy for this article.