Recently, CACI International Inc. (CACI - Analyst Report) declared that it has received a $36 million subcontract from Lockheed Martin. Per the contract, the company will be engaged in supporting the Department of Defense (DoD) Cyber Crime Center (DC3) through providing cyber forensics and information technology solutions. The contract includes one base year followed by four option years.
Lockheed Martin and DoD will deploy CACI International’s specialized services including its advanced computer, audio-visual forensic experts and software engineers to control and improve their research and design forensic techniques, augment information technology enterprise methods and strengthen cyber counter intelligence analysis. With the contract, the company will be able to extend its coverage in the developing cyberspace solutions industry.
Management averred that CACI International through its enhanced cyber solutions will be assisting Lockheed Martin to ramp up its entire process of forensic analysis and enhance its cyberspace operations. The company’s state-of-the-art cyberspace solutions and the urge to continuously re-innovate its field of expertise are attributes that make CACI International the best option for the contract.
Back-to-back contract wins are the key catalysts driving success perennially for CACI International. Contract funding orders in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012 came in at $901.1 million, increasing 3.4% year over year and 12.6% sequentially. Such laudatory advances make the company retain its formidable position in the industry even at times when fiscal scenario appears grim in the global economy.
CACI International competes primarily in the government IT services arena, which, like other government sectors, consists of many competitors of various sizes. Its main competitors include: CGI Group, Inc. (GIB - Snapshot Report), ManTech International Corporation (MANT - Snapshot Report) and Sapient Corp. , all of whom are strong rivals with their own particular strengths.
The current Zacks Consensus Estimates for CACI International Inc. are $1.50 and $6.63 for the first quarter of fiscal 2013 and for the full year of fiscal 2013, respectively. The estimates represent year-over-year growth of 6.79% for the first quarter of fiscal 2013 and 11.67% for the full year of fiscal 2013. At present we have a ‘Neutral’ recommendation on CACI International Inc. The stock currently carries a Zacks #3 Rank, which translates into a short-term rating of ‘Hold’.