4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Aegion

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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, infrastructure rehabilitation specialist Aegion (NAS: AEGN) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Aegion facts

FoundedChesterfield, Mo. (1980)
Market Cap$609.9 million
IndustryConstruction and engineering
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$958.6 million
ManagementCEO J. Joseph Burgess (since 2008)
CFO David Martin (since 2007)
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)7.4%
Cash/Debt$130.5 million / $270.4 million
CompetitorsBodycote
Holloman
Willbros Group

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

On CAPS, 94% of the 192 members who have rated Aegion believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

A couple of months ago, one of those bulls, bigangrydino, touched on the tailwinds working in Aegion's favor:

This company is not glamorous but the work it does is incredibly important -- pipe repairs and strengthening through retrofit applications is going to be huge in the upcoming decades. Additionally, look at their recent acquisition of [Fyfe Group's Asian and Latin American operations] -- this should open up a big world of commercial structural strengthening opportunity. ... I am long pretty much EVERYTHING infrastructure related.

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