Why URS Will Outperform in 2013

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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 and construction services provider URS has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

URS facts

Headquarters (founded)

San Francisco (1904)

Market Cap

$3.0 billion

Industry

Construction and engineering

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$10.4 billion

Management

Chairman/CEO Martin Koffel
CFO H. Thomas Hicks

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

3.5%

Cash / Debt

$289.2 million / $2.2 billion

Dividend Yield

2.1%

Competitors

AECOM Technology Fluor KBR


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

On CAPS, 95% of the 262 members who have rated URS believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those Fools, All-Star Staka, succinctly summed up the opportunity for our community:

Positive:

- Cashflow, dividend, reasonable valuation

- Big and well diversified


- More recently they signed some big new contracts. [M]ostly with the US government.

Negative:

- Cyclical company

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The article Why URS Will Outperform in 2013 originally appeared on Fool.com.

Fool contributor Brian Pacampara has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. The Motley Fool owns shares of Fluor. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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