Based on the aggregated intelligence of 120,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, engineering and construction company KBR (NYSE:KBR) has earned a respected four-star ranking. While five-star stocks have been the best performers, our data has shown that four-star stocks still outshine the market by a significant margin and shouldn't be taken lightly; conversely, low-rated stocks have woefully lagged the market average.

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

KBR facts

Headquarters (founded)

Houston, Texas (1901)

Market Cap

$2.5 billion


Construction & Engineering

TTM Revenue

$10.5 billion


CEO William Utt (since March 2006)
Interim CFO Charles Schneider (since March 2008)

Return on Equity (average last two years)



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Sources: Capital IQ, a division of Standard & Poor's, and Motley Fool CAPS. TTM = trailing 12 months.

Over on CAPS, fully 85 of the 92 All-Star members who have rated KBR -- some 92% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include MintCoin and tenmiles, both of whom are ranked in the top 1% of our community.

Three days ago, MintCoin had this to say of KBR: "Global infrastructure at a P/E of 10 and down 20% on the index. Easy add since demand is there and it has smart management."

A pitch from tenmiles last month agrees, breaking down the stock's seemingly bargain-like valuation:

Long term value play-debt free with a $1 billion in cash representing roughly 60% of current market capitalization. Large business backlog with signficant domestic government and infrastructure components. Likely technical support in the low-mid teens. $15/share should be cheap longer term for new investors, although forced hedge fund liquidations in the near term make it anybody's guess over the next couple of quarters.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Chicago Bridge & Iron is a Motley Fool Global Gains pick. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.