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ManTech International ( MANT) provides technologies and solutions for mission-critical national security programs for the intelligence community, the space community, and various departments and agencies of the U.S. federal government. ManTech has been rated a buy since March 2005. Our rating is based on strengths such as the company's robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position, and record of EPS growth.

For the second quarter of fiscal 2008, revenue rose by 33.3% year over year. This increase was primarily the result of a business strategy focused on high-end defense and intelligence markets supporting U.S. national security. Revenue growth appears to have helped boost earnings per share, which improved 40.9% when compared to the same quarter a year ago. The EPS increase from 44 cents to 62 cents represents the continuation of a pattern of positive EPS growth demonstrated by ManTech over the past two years, a trend which we feel should continue. Net income also increased in the second quarter, rising 45.0% from $15.10 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2007 to $21.90 million in the most recent quarter. ManTech's low debt-to-equity ratio of 0.16 and quick ratio of 1.30 illustrate the company's successful management of debt levels and avoid short-term cash problems.

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