Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, construction and engineering specialist Fluor
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Fluor's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (Founded)||Irving, Texas (1912)|
|Market Cap||$12.7 billion|
|Industry||Construction and engineering|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$21.06 billion|
CEO Alan Boeckmann (since 2002)
CFO Michael Steuert (since 2001)
|Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)||23.2%|
|Cash/Debt||$2.17 billion / $117 million|
Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.
Just last month, MrMisterJames noted that Fluor "focuses on the aspects of industry that not many would think to focus on but yet is very critical." Our CAPS member concludes: "The professional services it offers in the industries that need to be upgraded and built upon gives this company a place in my book."
Fluor's unrivaled scale, solid balance sheet, and global growth opportunities continue to support its five-star CAPS rating. Over the past three years, Fluor has even grown its top line (10.5% per annum) at a faster pace than rivals Foster Wheeler (-5.2%), Jacobs (5.4%), and Shaw (2.8%), as well as Chicago Bridge & Iron
Fortune 500 company and one of the largest engineering companies in the world. Very profitable and very ethical. Shareholder equity went up during the financial crisis. Average ROE over the past 10 years has been above 15% and it's currently above 20%. The company has [little debt] and manages to pay a dividend despite retaining the majority of earnings for growth. In short Fluor is a great company.
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