Jacobs Engineering Group Inc
KBR Stock: Performance and Outlook
KBR has an assorted mix of business portfolios, which helps it combat cyclicality associated with any single market.
KBR’s Relative Valuation Compared to Its Peers
Among its peers in the industrial (XLI) sector, KBR has the highest PBV ratio for 2017 at 2.95x. It’s followed by Fluor (FLR).
How Well Is KBR Handling Its Short-Term Obligations?
As of September 30, 2017, KBR (KBR) had a total debt of $2.7 billion against $3.4 billion at the end of fiscal 2016. Nearly $1.2 billion of that is currently payable.
Analyzing KBR’s Revenue Generation Streams
Classification of contracts KBR (KBR) generates revenue directly or indirectly from new contract awards. The deals KBR and peers (XLI) Jacobs Engineering (JEC) and Chicago Bridge & Iron (CBI) enter into are typically long term. KBR’s contracts are broadly classified as cost-reimbursable, in that prices can be changed depending on actual costs incurred for supplies, […]
More about KBR’s Recent Strategic Acquisitions
Consulting and technical services On January 12, 2016, KBR (KBR) acquired three of Chematur Technologies’ engineering subsidiaries—Weatherly, Plinke, and Chematur Ecoplanning Oy—for $24.5 million. Chematur is a Swedish chemical engineering company specializing in bioethylene technologies. It is owned by China-based aniline trader and producer Connell Chemical Industry. Through subsidiary Brown & Root Industrial Services, KBR acquired MEI […]
Understanding KBR’s Inorganic Growth
KBR’s acquisitions In 2016, four significant acquisitions were made by KBR (KBR) to reorganize its technology business, industrial maintenance welding, and government services under suitable market segments. In this part, we’ll look at KBR’s government service business expansion. Wyle acquisition On July 5, 2016, KBR acquired Wyle for $579 million, using nearly $200 million in […]
An Introduction to KBR
KBR (KBR), headquartered in Houston, Texas, is a comprehensive professional service and technology provider.
Chicago Bridge & Iron Stock: How It’s Performing
As of November 24, 2017, CBI stock has fallen 51% YTD due to earnings misses and a fall in profits.
Chicago Bridge & Iron: Highly Leveraged Compared to Peers
As of September 30, 2017, Chicago Bridge & Iron (CBI) had a total debt of $2.1 billion against $2.2 billion at the end of fiscal 2016.
Jacobs Engineering Has Been a Super Stock in 2016
Among the ratings listed in Thomson Reuters, ten analysts have a “hold” rating on Jacobs Engineering, five have a “buy” rating, and two have a “sell” rating.
Jacobs Engineering Stock Reacted to Trump’s Victory
After Donald Trump won the US presidential election, Jacobs Engineering (JEC) rose 9% on November 9. For now, the benefits are just speculation.
Analyzing JEC’s Backlog Position and Restructuring Actions
Jacobs Engineering’s backlog position rose by $440 million sequentially to $18.8 billion in 4Q16. It’s just 2% shy of the previous record of $19.1 billion.
How Does Jacobs Engineering Look for Fiscal 2017?
In the 4Q16 earnings call, Jacobs Engineering provided its initial guidance for the adjusted EPS and a brief overview of the prevailing market conditions.
Jacobs Engineering Posts the Highest Annual Free Cash Flows
Jacobs Engineering Group declared its 4Q16 and fiscal 2016 results on November 22. It reported adjusted EPS (earnings per share) of $0.77.
Tech Cracked the Code for VHCOX in YTD 2016
The Vanguard Capital Opportunity Fund – Investor Shares’s (VHCOX) has been able to improve its performance tremendously on the back of tech stocks.
US Markets Were Turbulent, SPY’s Major Sectors Fell by 2.4%
The SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) and the Direxion Daily S&P500 Bull 3X ETF (SPXL) fell by 2.4% and 7.1%, respectively, on Thursday, January 7, 2016.
How Does Jacobs Engineering Group Compare to Its Peers?
The First Trust ISE Global Construction and Engineering ETF (FLM) invests 2.9% of its holdings in Jacobs Engineering Group.
Why Did Jacobs Engineering Group’s Income Fall in 4Q15?
Jacobs Engineering Group (JEC) has a market cap of $5.4 billion. The company’s year-to-date price movement was a mix of rises and falls in fiscal 2015.
How Does Fluor Corporation Compare to Its Peers?
Fluor Corporation is way ahead of its ETFs based on PBV ratio. The PBV ratios of FLR, FLM, FXR, RPV, and RGI are 2.2x, 1.4x, 2.2x, 1.1x, and 3.0x, respectively.
Fluor Corporation’s Revenue Fell while Income Rose in 3Q15
After Fluor Corporation’s 3Q15 earnings report, which showed an 8.8% drop in revenue, FLR fell by 1.4% to close at $46.55 per share on October 29, 2015.
Weak Economic Reports Took Down SPY’s Major Sectors
The Durable Goods Order report was released on Tuesday, October 27. It showed a contraction in the orders for the factory sector.
Rosenstein’s JANA Partners buys an activist stake in URS Corp.
Barry Rosenstein’s hedge fund JANA Partners disclosed a new position in URS Corp. (URS) at the end of February 2014. URS is an international provider of engineering, construction, and technical services.