Based on the aggregated intelligence of 135,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, infrared camera maker FLIR Systems (NASDAQ:FLIR) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

FLIR facts

Headquarters (founded)

Wilsonville, Ore. (1978)

Market Cap

$3.11 billion


Electronic Equipment and Instruments

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$1.11 billion


Chairman/CEO Earl Lewis (since 2000)

CFO Stephen Bailey (since 2000)

Compound Annual Revenue and Net Income Growth (over last five years)

25.9% and 35.6%


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

Over on CAPS, fully 747 of the 773 members who have rated FLIR -- some 97% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include MikeBobulinski and All-Star Tak3natheFlood, who is ranked in the top 5% of our community.

In April, MikeBobulinski assisted Fools in seeing the stock's light through the dark: "US military spending is expected to take a hit; however, companies like FLIR provide systems that are used world wide and by more than just the military. When the economy turns around, so will this company's price per share."

In a pitch from two weeks later, Tak3natheFlood further radiates that bull case:

A strong portfolio of commercial, residential and military infrared applications make this company non-cyclical and geared for growth. Their technology works well for energy efficiency, industrial efficiency, and security. … Free cash flow is very strong and the company is at a discount to even a 10% fcf growth rate (w/ a 8% discount rate). Barriers to entry are high and the company is well known as an industry leader. Coupled with strong distribution and great margins this company is a winner. They are far from complacent and are constantly looking for new infrared applications.

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