URS Earnings Preview

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URS (NYS: URS) didn't hit the Street's expectations last quarter, but investors hope that it will rebound this quarter. The company will unveil its latest earnings on Tuesday, August 9. URS is an international provider of engineering, construction and technical services.

What analysts say:

What our community says:
CAPS All Stars are solidly behind the stock, with 96.5% granting it an "outperform" rating. The community at large backs the All Stars, with 94.9% assigning it a rating of "outperform." Fools have embraced URS and haven't been shy with their opinions lately, logging 104 posts in the past 30 days. Even with a robust four out of five stars, URS' CAPS rating falls a little short of the community's upbeat outlook.

Management:
URS' profit has risen year over year by an average of 4.1%. Revenue has now gone up for three straight quarters.

Now let's look at how efficient management is at running the business. Traditionally, margins represent the efficiency with which companies capture portions of sales dollars. The following table shows gross, operating, and net margins over the past four quarters.

Quarter

Q1

Q4

Q3

Q2

Gross Margin

5.0%

4.9%

8.7%

5.7%

Operating Margin

5.7%

5.1%

6.9%

6.0%

Net Margin

2.7%

2.5%

3.0%

2.8%

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