Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, military vehicle maker Force Protection
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||$355.5 million|
|Industry||Construction and farm machinery and heavy trucks|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$737.3 million|
CEO Michael Moody (since 2008)
CFO Charles Mathis (since 2008)
|Return on Capital (average, past 3 years)||11.5%|
|Cash/Debt||$105.4 million / $0|
Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.
Just last week, pchop123 advised Fools to pounce on Force Protection's weakness of late: "Good fundamentals, buy after this small dip this terrific value."
While Force Protection's most recent results leave much to be desired, many in our community think its financial position is solid enough to take a chance on. Thanks to a debtless balance sheet, Force Protection sports a lower financial leverage ratio (1.5) than close rivals Textron (4.1) and Oshkosh
CAPS member Pogue1245 elaborates on the bull case:
Breaking in to the slow, rule bound and politicized government procurement process is no mean endeavor. This company has the goods, the ability to deliver and the resolve to keep at it, and I believe that they have a genuine desire to provide the best product for the troops. They are becoming a force to reckon with.
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