Based on the aggregated intelligence of 150,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, military contractor DynCorp International (NYSE:DCP) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

DynCorp facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Falls Church, Va. (1946)

Market Cap

$619 million


Aerospace and defense

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$3.3 billion


CEO William Ballhaus (since 2008)
CFO Michael Thorne (since 2005)

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)



$67.1 million / $556 million


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

On CAPS, 95% of the 271 members who have rated DynCorp believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include UltraLong, the second-ranked member in all of CAPS, and mrindependent, who is ranked in the top 1% of our community.

Just last week, UltraLong informed Fools that DynCorp is "well capitalized, their backlog still remains impressive and with new troops on their way to Afghanistan, they have significant streams of revenue flowing into their pockets." Our CAPS All-Star concludes: "DynCorp is trading like the company is going to be losing money going forward and that's just not the case."

In a pitch from two weeks earlier, mrindependent also tapped the stock as a great way to play defense:

The reason for the poor stock performance is scandals and lawsuits that arose as the company expanded its core competency beyond aerospace support services government and military to include "security services", which is a messy business indeed. Despite its near term scandals, the company benefits from powerful headwinds. The US military loves to outsource its dirty work. Someday the scandals will fade and this company will trade for more than 2 times book value. It is ok if this process takes awhile because book value grows every year. Historical roe averages 14% and historical sales growth is terrific.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. General Dynamics is a Motley Fool Inside Value pick. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.