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Thursday, 31 July 2003
July 31, 2003 ManTech International Corporation (MANT)
From Guitars to National Security....this site covers a lot of companies! What all of these stocks have in common is their underlying financial health and growth. If you believe that there is a relationship between the earnings that a stock generates and its eventual stock price, you will understand what we are doing here.

ManTech Int'l (MANT) "...delivers a broad array of information technology and technical services solutions to U.S. federal government customers, focusing primarily on critical national defense programs for the intelligence community & Department of Defense." according to CNN.Money.

MANT as we write is having a nice day and is trading at $24.86 up $2.32 on the day or 10.29%. As with virtually all of our recent posts, the price rise comes in conjunction with an earnings release yesterday after the close of trading: Revenues were $177.1 million up from $119.2 million an increase of 48.6%. (Actual growth was 13.2% when done on a pro forma basis....that is I believe I have it right....when comparable business entities are compared as there have been acquisitions!). Net income for the quarter rose 82.6% to $8.9 million from $4.9 million in 2002. On a full diluted EPS basis they were $.28 in 2003 vs $.18 in 2002.

This company has shown steady revenue growth the last several years: $223 million in 1996, $286.1 million in 1997, $314.3 million in 1998, $353.9 million in 1999, $378.8 million in 2000. I don't have any 2001 figures (or 2002!) on Morningstar.com. Extrapolating from the current revenue quarter would get us to about $600 million in 2003!

Free cash flow figures are also old on this site...showing $4 million in 1998, $7 million in 1999, $19 million in 2000. Again the balance sheet is unfortunately not updated on Morningstar.com as far as I know.

Overall, the company looks nice....Yahoo.com reports a market cap of $719.8 million with 31.9 million shares outstanding with only 17.4 million that float. The p/e is 25.17, and there are 972,000 shares out short representing 9.17 days of average trading volume. I wish we had some newer numbers from Morningstar.com to help us with this...but if you would like a National Security type stock with lots of Defense business...this might be a good choice.

Thanks for stopping by! Bob


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