Based on the aggregated intelligence of 125,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, airplane components maker Spirit AeroSystems (NYSE:SPR) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Spirit AeroSystems facts


Wichita, Kansas

Market Cap

$1.8 billion


Aerospace and defense

TTM Revenue

$3.77 billion


President/CEO Jeffrey Turner (since 2006)
CFO Ulrich Schmidt (since 2005)

TTM Return on Equity



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CAPS members bullish on SPR also bullish on:


CAPS members bearish on SPR also bearish on:

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

Over on CAPS, 242 of the 258 members who have rated Spirit AeroSystems -- or 94% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include lindol and CAPS All-Star TSIF, who is ranked in the top 5% of our community.

Late last month, lindol got a tad technical with us Fools: "I know the job market currently is in the dumps for automotive engineers but its all guns blazing on the aero side just now! I expect an increase in the share price as it's been beaten below 1/2 it's 52 week high."

In a pitch from earlier this month, TSIF displays that same bullish spirit on Spirit:

Fixed long term contracts with Boeing (NYSE:BA) and Airbus. Specialized parts that can't easily be replicated. Even if Dreamliner doesn't "take off" on schedule the 737's will need maintained. Low P/E, good cash flow, good debt ratio, good earnings, strong ROE. Boeing strike is over. Beaten down as a recession stock, but planes will continue flying and Sprite AeroSystems, (Not the Spirit Airlines), will continue to provide the parts.

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