4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: GeoEye

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Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, satellite imagery company GeoEye (NAS: GEOY) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

GeoEye facts

HeadquartersHerndon, Va.
Market Cap$482.6 million
IndustryAerospace and defense
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$342.1 million
ManagementCEO Matthew O'Connell (since 2001)
CFO Joseph Greeves (since 2009)
Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)8.4%
Cash/Debt$218.6 million / $510.3 million
CompetitorsDigitalGlobe
Orbital Sciences
Trimble Navigation

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 97% of the 481 members who have rated GeoEye believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.  

Just last month, one of those Fools, All-Star TadpolesUS, tapped the stock as cheap way to go for growth:

Satellite mapping has a bright future, and [GeoEye] has been slammed by fears of a tight federal budget cutting into revenues. As the recent contract with Russia shows, there are a lot more customers out there than the US government. Also, no matter how dire finances get in DC, the intelligence agencies will get funding.

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At the time this article was published Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Motley Fool newsletter services have recommended buying shares of GeoEye and Orbital Sciences. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days.We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.

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