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 (NYSE: FLR) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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.

Fluor facts

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
Dividend Yield 0.7%

Foster Wheeler (Nasdaq: FWLT)

Jacobs Engineering (NYSE: JEC)

Shaw Group (NYSE: SHAW)

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

On CAPS, 97% of the 1,318 members who have rated Fluor believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include MrMisterJames and mtinvest.

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 (NYSE: CBI) (-1.6%) and KBR (NYSE: KBR) (7.6%).

CAPS member mtinvest elaborates on the bull case:

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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