5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: GeoEye


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 coveted five-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


Herndon, Va.

Market Cap

$426.9 million


Aerospace and Defense

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$359.1 million


CEO Matthew O'Connell (since 2001)
CFO Joseph Greeves (since 2009)

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)


Cash / Debt

$181.2 million / $511.8 million


Orbital Sciences
Trimble Navigation

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

On CAPS, 97% of the 488 members who have rated GeoEye believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those bulls, MichiganMan08, tapped the stock as a rather timely bargain opportunity:

After the recent dip in price I think the stock is currently under priced. [I'd] be very [surprised] if their government revenue declined. Satellite imagery will always be used and commercial companies have to be a much cheaper method than using [government] owned satellites. I dont see this company going away anytime soon.

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