5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Tetra Tech

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Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, engineering consulting specialist Tetra Tech (NAS: TTEK) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Tetra Tech facts

Headquarters (Founded)Pasadena, Calif. (1966)
Market Cap$1.34 billion
IndustryTechnical services
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$1.79 billion
ManagementChairman/CEO Dan Batrack
CFO Steven Burdick
Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)12.5%
Cash/Debt$90.5 million / $147.4 million
CompetitorsKBR (NYS: KBR)
Shaw (NYS: SHAW)
Foster Wheeler (NAS: FWLT)

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 97% of the 416 members who have rated Tetra Tech believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include rcdaddy0609 and All-Star jmontgomery86, who is ranked in the top 20% of our community.

Earlier this year, rcdaddy0609 summed up the Tetra Tech bull case for our community: "Global water crisis + one of the leading companies in the industry = smart stock play. I'm all in on this one, baby!"

Over the past three years, in fact, Tetra Tech has grown its top line at a solid rate of 13% annually. Meanwhile, rivals KBR, Shaw, and Foster Wheeler sport average revenue declines of -4%, -5%, and -12%, respectively.

CAPS All-Star jmontgomery86 expands on the Tetra Tech outperform argument:

Solid fundamentals and solid management. The catalyst here is their expansion to Canada, Australia and soon Asia and Africa. Not to mention their joint venture with SAIC [ (NYS: SAI) ] is now contracted with the State Department for an unknown portion of $10b which could really set this company off.

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