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
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.
|Headquarters (Founded)||Irving, Texas (1912)|
|Market Cap||$11.3 billion|
|Industry||Construction and engineering|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$21 billion|
|Management||CEO David Seaton (since February 2011)
CFO D. Michael Steuert (since May 2001)
|Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)||21.8%|
|Cash/Debt||$2.35 billion / $83 million|
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Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.
A few months ago, Recardo58 listed a few of Fluor's positives: "Long track record, large int'l footprint, strong financial position, proven management."
Currently, Fluor even trades at a cheapish price-to-cash flow ratio of 10.1. That represents a discount to competitors like Chicago Bridge (16.4), Foster Wheeler (14.1), and Jacobs (33.6).
CAPS member rollotherichkid expands on the Fluor outperform argument:
Fluor is the foremost leader in the construction and maintenance of power generation. This combined with their broad expertise in all forms of large engineering and construct will give them an abvantage as infrastructure prodjects expand in the US and countries like Japan.
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