Based on the aggregated intelligence of 145,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, engineering consulting company Tetra Tech (NASDAQ:TTEK) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Tetra Tech facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Pasadena, Calif. (1966)

Market Cap

$1.3 billion


Commercial services and supplies

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$1.4 billion


CEO Dan Batrack (since 2005)

CFO David King (since 2003)

Return on Capital (Average, Past 3 Years)


Compound Annual Revenue and Net Income Growth (Over Past 3 Years)

12.9% and 33%


$81 million / $11 million


Shaw Group (NYSE:SHAW)


CAPS Members Bullish on TTEK Also Bullish on



CAPS Members Bearish on TTEK Also Bearish on

Citigroup (NYSE:C)

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

On CAPS, 96.5% of the 375 members who have rated Tetra Tech believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include sternworm and All-Star Jackcodak, who is ranked in the top 10% of our community.

Last Thursday, sternworm highlighted Tetra Tech's haircut as an enticing opportunity: "Stock is getting pounded today after earnings and guidance. Picking it up long term at this level."

In a pitch from one month earlier, Jackcodak had expanded on that bullishness:

I have been watching this company for a while now. They have been making a lot of acquisitions in the Western U.S. and most of these firms have a long standing business relationship with local governments. I am not sure how much stimulus money this company will receive, but when it comes to water engineering these guys are the "only game in town." Hopefully, the USAID contracts and Base Realignment and Closure Contracts (Naval) will keep these guys standing until local dollars pick up. The future of the Western U.S. is water and Tetra Tech is a wonderful specialist company.

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