Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, earth imagery specialist DigitalGlobe has earned a respected four-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at DigitalGlobe and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
Longmont, Colo. (1993)
Information and delivery services
CEO Jeffrey Tarr (since 2011)
Founder/Chief Technology Officer Dr. Walter Scott (since 1995)
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)
$233.8 million / $484.4 million
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 94% of the 104 members who have rated DigitalGlobe believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Acquisition of GeoEye creates a US monopoly in an area of satellite imagery with little international competition. Merging the companies may be costly initially, but will lead to stronger pricing and efficiencies in the long term. Threats to revenue by loss of government funding are real, but commercial opportunities for satellite imagery grow daily.
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