Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, technical and management support services specialist AECOM Technology
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at AECOM's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (Founded)||Los Angeles (1980)|
|Market Cap||$3.5 billion|
|Industry||Construction and engineering|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$6.55 billion|
CEO John Dionisio (since 2005)
CFO Michael Burke (since 2006)
|Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)||11.7%|
Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 97.5% of the 597 members who have rated AECOM believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include All-Star BudandMolly, who is ranked in the top 1% of our community, and barrons2010.
Just last month, BudandMolly tapped AECOM as a particularly global pick: "Surging earnings and revenue growth quarter over quarter. Taken down with other engineering, construction, and design companies, however, most of their business outside the US and in the expanding regions of the world."
In fact, AECOM even trades at a forward P/E (10.8) discount to management support service foes Fluor
CAPS member barrons2010 breaks down the bargain opportunity:
In the fiscal year that ended last september they did $6.55 billion in gross revenue. Based on a record backlog of $14.7 billion, up 55% from last year, gross revenue could be $8.4 billion this year. After pass-through costs to subcontractors for time and material, in many cases, net revenue will be $5.124 billion. With operating income of $425 million and a 30% tax rate, you get net income of $298 million. Subcontract out noncontrolling interests in other entities, and net is $2.45 a share. The stock sells for 10.9 times estimated earnings.
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