Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, commercial aircraft manufacturer BE Aerospace
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at BE Aerospace's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
BE Aerospace facts
|Headquarters (Founded)||Wellington, Fla. (1987)|
|Market Cap||$3.31 billion|
|Industry||Aerospace and defense|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$2.25 billion|
Co-Founder/Chairman/CEO Amin Khoury
President/COO Werner Lieberherr
|Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)||3.8%|
|Cash/Debt||$193.2 million / $1.25 billion|
Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.
Just last week, robertshrestha listed several of BE Aerospace's positives: "Reasonable forward valuation, growing revenues and operating income, record bookings, recovering global passenger traffic. Lots of things to like here."
Over the next five years, in fact, BE Aerospace is expected to grow its bottom line at a solid rate of 13% annually. That's faster than other aerospace and defense plays like Lockheed Martin
Alex elaborates on the BE Aerospace bull case:
There aren't a lot of companies (except maybe Spirit AeroSystems) that stand to benefit more from the huge backlog of plane orders that both Boeing and Airbus are carrying. Well north of 10,000 commercial airplanes (I forget the exact combined number, but you can find it on their websites) that need to be built, and a lot of them will need upmarket seats, and nearly all of them will need food and beverage systems. The faster Boeing and Airbus roll out new planes, the better it is for B/E.
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