Based on the aggregated intelligence of 135,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, military vehicle maker Force Protection (NASDAQ:FRPT) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Force Protection facts

Headquarters (founded)

Ladson, S.C. (1996)

Market Cap

$356 million

Industry

Trucks and other vehicles

TTM Revenue

$954 million

Management

CEO Michael Moody (since 2008)
CFO Charles Mathis (since 2008)

Return on Equity (average, last three years)

13.1%

Cash / Debt

$121.8 million / $0

Competitors

Textron (NYSE:TXT)
General Dynamics (NYSE:GD)
Raytheon (NYSE:RTN)

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

Over on CAPS, 810 of the 870 members who have rated Force Protection -- 93.1% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include All-Stars Tastylunch and TMFSTX, both of whom are ranked in the top 4% of our community.

Two weeks ago, Tastylunch tapped the small-cap as a Force to be reckoned with:

I don't think we are getting out of Afghanistan anytime soon and thus management's bullish shop talk seems plausible. ... No debt, Low P/E, 1/3 of market cap in cash, very low P/S, at support. Seems like a good risk here despite the large drop off last quarter in sales.

In a pitch from five days later, TMFSTX also gets defensive:

When you live and die by large government contracts it's likely that that your stock is gonna get dinged every once in a while. ... Despite recently losing the M-ATV contract to Oshkosh (not by gosh) [Force Protection] still has service contracts, an international sales pipeline, no debt, and some cash in the bank. The thesis here is that despite my latte drinking, sushi eating, east coast liberal, give peace a chance attitude, that war will continue to be a booming business and that even a small win in the contract game will result in a nice bump for Force.

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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, Google is a recommendation of Rule Breakers, and Amazon is a Stock Advisor selection. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.