Based on the aggregated intelligence of 145,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, civil and building construction company Tutor Perini (NYSE:TPC) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Tutor Perini facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Sylmar, Calif. (1894)

Market Cap

$942.97 million


Construction and general contracting

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$5.67 billion


Chairman/CEO Ronald Tutor

CFO Kenneth Burk, Sr.

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)


Cash / Debt

$335.74 million / $114.39 million


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

On CAPS, 97% of the 184 All-Star members who have rated Tutor Perini believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include jerseytix and my fellow Fool Jordan DiPietro (TMFPhillyDot), both of whom are ranked in the top 15% of our community.

Less than two months ago, jerseytix tapped the stock as a bargain worth watching: "Just dirt cheap. They're projecting a 30% revenue drop for FY10 and FY10 earnings are still 20% of enterprise value. The downside is priced in here."

In a pitch from last week, Jordan further tutored Fools on Tutor Perini:

The company, which has been around for over 100 years, has a long tradition of M&A. In September 2008 it merged with Tutor-Saliba, which significantly increased their civil knowledge and expertise in the Western U.S. -- the two companies have done over 75 projects together as JV's since 1977, so the fusion of both companies should be seamless. This was strategically important for Tutor Perini as the 2009 stimulus plan allocates a plethora of money toward civil infrastructure ($48 billion toward state-directed transportation projects and $27 billion for highway and bridge projects).

It has beaten analyst estimates 14 out of the last 15 quarters; it has had positive ROE in each of the last 9 years with exception of 2008; debt/equity ratio is 7%; produced free cash flow since 2003. 46% inside ownership, which is primarily due to stock owned by Ronald Tutor. Tutor Perini is trading well below the industry and competitor averages when considering P/E, P/B, and P/S multiples.

Lastly, [the company] has $4.9 billion in diversified backlog.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.