Based on the aggregated intelligence of 145,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, engineering and construction company KBR (NYSE:KBR) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

KBR facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Houston (1901)

Market Cap

$3.3 billion


Construction and engineering

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$12.4 billion


CEO William Utt (since 2006)
CFO Susan Carter (since 2009)

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)


Dividend Yield



$1 billion / $0


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CAPS Members Bullish on KBR Also Bullish on

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CAPS Members Bearish on KBR Also Bearish on

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

On CAPS, 95% of the 607 members who have rated KBR believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include All-Stars ParrotRedWorm and mrindependent, both of whom are ranked in the top 10% of our community.

Last month, ParrotRedWorm summed up the KBR bull case in a straightforward manner: "No debt, plenty of cash and picking up work."

In a pitch from last week, mrindependent constructed a more detailed take on the stock. Here's an excerpt:

The company has a diverse base of customers including international and national oil and gas companies, independent refiners, petrochemical producers, fertilizer producers, and domestic and foreign governments. The backlog is solid. Expected 12/10 earnings are $1.67 per share. … The company has [$1] billion in net cash, which amounts to $6.30 per share. Subtracting net cash from the current share price leaves an adjusted share price of $13.70, which is just eight times expected 2010 earnings. In addition, the company sports a 1% dividend yield. This stock is a safe holding with substantial upside.

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