4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: BE Aerospace


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 (NAS: BEAV) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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


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)



$193.2 million / $1.25 billion

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

On CAPS, 96% of the 589 members who have rated BE Aerospace believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include robertshrestha and fellow Fool Alex Planes (TMFBiggles).

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 (NYS: LMT) (9.5%), Northrop Grumman (NYS: NOC) (8%), and Raytheon (NYS: RTN) (9%).

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 nee d 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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