Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, satellite imagery company GeoEye
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.
|Market Cap||$482.6 million|
|Industry||Aerospace and defense|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$342.1 million|
|Management||CEO Matthew O'Connell (since 2001)
CFO Joseph Greeves (since 2009)
|Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)||8.4%|
|Cash/Debt||$218.6 million / $510.3 million|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 97% of the 481 members who have rated GeoEye believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Satellite mapping has a bright future, and [GeoEye] has been slammed by fears of a tight federal budget cutting into revenues. As the recent contract with Russia shows, there are a lot more customers out there than the US government. Also, no matter how dire finances get in DC, the intelligence agencies will get funding.
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