Based on the aggregated intelligence of 145,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, constructions and engineering services company Foster Wheeler (NASDAQ:FWLT) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Foster Wheeler facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Clinton, N.J. (1894)

Market Cap

$3.6 billion


Construction and engineering

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$5.4 billion


Chairman and CEO Raymond Milchovich
CFO Franco Baseotto

Return on Capital (Average, Past 3 Years)


Cash / Debt

$965.8 million / $226.2 million


Fluor (NYSE:FLR)

CAPS Members Bullish on FWLT Also Bullish on

Freeport McMoRan (NYSE:FCX)
Transocean (NYSE:RIG)

CAPS Members Bearish on FWLT Also Bearish on

Bank of America (NYSE:BAC)
Citigroup (NYSE:C)

Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, almost 98% of the 1,759 members who have rated Foster Wheeler believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include JRedhawk11 and All-star pigwings6, who is ranked in the top 2% of CAPS.

In October, JRedhawk11 eyed the company as a cornerstone of a value-oriented portfolio:

Good cash, good balance sheet. It'll be relatively depressed until the global industrial gears get fully rolling again but I look to see this company go far in the next few years and beyond. They have a strong foothold in some of the major emerging world markets so that's never a bad thing.

In a pitch from a week earlier, pigswings6 echoes that sentiment and highlights Foster Wheeler's strength:

Just bought in this in real life. The P/E is below 10 on a huge company that's been around for years. Plus, the balance sheet on this company looks quasi-perfect, with more than double the amount of cash needed to pay both long and short debt. Probably won't bounce back for a while, but in the long run I believe that this company will outperform along with the other beaten down sectors.

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