4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: VSE
Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, military contractor VSE (NAS: VSEC) has earned a respected four-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at VSE's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (founded)||Alexandria, Va. (1959)|
|Market Cap||$123.9 million|
|Industry||Research and consulting services|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$611.7 million|
|Management||CEO Maurice Gauthier (since 2008)|
CFO Thomas Loftus (since 2002)
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||20.7%|
|Cash/Debt||$368.0 thousand / $206.1 million|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 97% of the 466 members who have rated VSE believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
A significant part of VSE's business is supporting legacy systems of the Department of Defense (DoD). In a perfect world, the DoD would replace its legacy systems and [VSE], while yielding well today, would lose significant income. Also, as wars wind down, defense spending would fall and VSE's other DoD work would go away.
But things are more likely to go on as they do now, and VSE should rise as income investors recognize its attractive [dividend yield].
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