Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, infrastructure rehabilitation specialist Aegion (Nasdaq: AEGN ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.
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.
||Chesterfield, Mo. (1980)
||Construction and engineering
||CEO J. Joseph Burgess (since 2008)
CFO David Martin (since 2007)
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)
||$130.5 million / $270.4 million
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 94% of the 192 members who have rated Aegion believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
A couple of months ago, one of those bulls, bigangrydino, touched on the tailwinds working in Aegion's favor:
This company is not glamorous but the work it does is incredibly important -- pipe repairs and strengthening through retrofit applications is going to be huge in the upcoming decades. Additionally, look at their recent acquisition of [Fyfe Group's Asian and Latin American operations] -- this should open up a big world of commercial structural strengthening opportunity. ... I am long pretty much EVERYTHING infrastructure related.
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