Why URS Will Outperform in 2013

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, engineering and construction services provider URS (NYSE: URS  ) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at URS and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

URS facts

Headquarters (founded)

San Francisco (1904)

Market Cap

$3.0 billion

Industry

Construction and engineering

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$10.4 billion

Management

Chairman/CEO Martin Koffel
CFO H. Thomas Hicks

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

3.5%

Cash / Debt

$289.2 million / $2.2 billion

Dividend Yield

2.1%

Competitors

AECOM Technology (NYSE: ACM  ) Fluor (NYSE: FLR  ) KBR (NYSE: KBR  )

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 95% of the 262 members who have rated URS believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those Fools, All-Star Staka, succinctly summed up the opportunity for our community:

Positive:

- Cashflow, dividend, reasonable valuation

- Big and well diversified

- More recently they signed some big new contracts. [M]ostly with the US government.

Negative:

- Cyclical company

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