Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, unmanned aerial vehicle specialist AeroVironment
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at AeroVironment's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (founded)||Monrovia, Calif. (1971)|
|Market Cap||$595.1 million|
|Industry||Aerospace and defense|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$320.4 million|
|Management||Chairman/CEO Timothy Conver
CFO Jikun Kim
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||9.1%|
|Cash/Debt||$154.4 million / $0|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 97% of the 601 members who have rated AeroVironment believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
[AeroVironment] may be in the best position for unmanned aerial devices right now. Their devices are increasingly smaller, cheaper, and easy to use. Widely used in military (check out their "Switchblade" backpack-style AUV missile). This company also has great potential in security measures within our own border.
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