• Can This Small-Cap Government Contractor Weather the Storm?

    By Mike Steele - November 21, 2012 | Tickers: CUB, LLL, LMT, RTN, SAI | Editor's Choice

    Cubic Corporation (NYSE: CUB) had a summer full of foul weather.  The dark clouds formed in June with the death of their founder and CEO, Walter J. Zable at the age of 97.  The heavy rain swept in as accounting problems surfaced in August.  Still, the sun is peeking out this fall and the company's share price is up slightly since the start of 2012, as the federal and more »

  • Understanding Government Contracts Part 3

    By Mike Steele - July 16, 2012 | Tickers: CACI, CUB, SAI | Editor's Choice

    If you invest invest in companies that earn their income as government contractors, you need to understand the basics of federal contracting.  In the third and final part of the series, we will talk about multiple awards, government-wide awards and schedules, and how contractors can spin their inclusion in one of these big awards into something that sounds more impressive than it really is, using examples of recent contract wins by Cubic, CACI, and SAIC.