Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, industrial pipeline services specialist Aegion
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Aegion's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (Founded)||Chesterfield, Mo. (1980)|
|Market Cap||$618.5 million|
|Industry||Construction and engineering|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$921.2 million|
|Management||CEO J. Joseph Burgess (since 2008)
CFO David Martin (since 2007)
|Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)||7.6%|
|Cash/Debt||$108 million / $123.5 million|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
In fact, Aegion currently sports a cheapish forward P/E of 9.6. That represents a discount to more common construction and engineering plays like Fluor
This company is badly down from its highs and for no particular reason than the current financial malaise. Yet, it straddles a number of key growth industries and commodities -- water, sewers, pipelines, purification, infrastructure. They may not make big-pig buck off of Irene, but the hurricane has helped to demonstrate how very badly even rural areas need pipeline upgrades and replacement. ...[S]olid long term play just now being discovered.
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