Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, construction and engineering specialist Chicago Bridge & Iron
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Chicago Bridge's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
Chicago Bridge facts
|Headquarters (founded)||The Hague, Netherlands (1889)|
|Market Cap||$4.3 billion|
|Industry||Construction and engineering|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$4.8 billion|
|Management||CEO Philip Asherman (since 2006)
CFO Ronald Ballschmiede (since 2006)
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||22%|
|Cash/Debt||$639.8 million / $40.0 million|
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Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 98% of the 1,357 members who have rated Chicago Bridge believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
A couple of months ago, fellow Fool Rich Smith (TMFDitty) tapped the stock as an attractive bargain opportunity: "Decent PEG ratio, belied by an enterprise value-to-free cash flow ratio that's downright gorgeous. Chicago Bridge looks like the best way to play a resurgence in energy infrastructure construction."
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