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Kenneth Fisher Guru Analysis for Fluor Corporation

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Assessments & Analysis Based on September 30, 2014 close price: $66.79

  for the Price/Sales Investor based on the criteria of Kenneth Fisher. Return to FLR Guru Analysis

All Star Guru Scorecard

Source Go Chart %
Peter Lynch 0%
Benjamin Graham 57%
Validea 7%
Motley Fool 19%
David Dreman 43%
Martin Zweig 38%
Kenneth Fisher 80%
James P. O'Shaughnessy 50%



Detailed Analysis

Guru Score: 80%


PRICE/SALES RATIO: [PASS]

The prospective company should have a low Price/Sales ratio. Smokestack (cyclical) companies with a Price/Sales ratio between .4 and .8 represent good values according to this methodology. FLRpasses this test as its P/S of 0.45 Based on trailing 12 month sales, falls within the "good values" range for cyclical companies.


TOTAL DEBT/EQUITY RATIO: [PASS]

Less debt equals less risk according to this methodology. FLR's Debt/Equity of 14.43% is acceptable, thus passing the test.


PRICE/RESEARCH RATIO: [PASS]

This methodology considers companies in the Technology and Medical sectors to be attractive if they have low Price/Research ratios. FLR is neither a Technology nor Medical company. Therefore the Price/Research ratio is not available and, hence, not much emphasis should be placed on this particular variable.


PRELIMINARY GRADE: Some Interest in FLR At this Point

Is FLR a "Super Stock"? NO


PRICE/SALES RATIO: [PASS]

The prospective company should have a low Price/Sales ratio. Non-Smokestack(non-cyclical) companies with a Price/Sales ratio between .75 and 1.5 are good values. Otherwise, Smokestack(cyclical) companies with a Price/Sales ratio between .4 and .8 represent good values. FLR's P/S ratio of 0.45 falls within the "good values " range for cyclical industries and is considered attractive.


LONG-TERM EPS GROWTH RATE: [FAIL]

This methodology looks for companies that have an inflation adjusted EPS growth rate greater than 15%. FLR's inflation adjusted EPS growth rate of 7.55% fails the test.


FREE CASH PER SHARE: [PASS]

This methodology looks for companies that have a positive free cash per share. Companies should have enough free cash available to sustain three years of losses. This is based on the premise that companies without cash will soon be out of business. FLR's free cash per share of 2.57 passes this criterion.


THREE YEAR AVERAGE NET PROFIT MARGIN: [FAIL]

This methodology looks for companies that have an average net profit margin of 5% or greater over a three year period. FLR, whose three year net profit margin averages 2.21%, fails this evaluation.


 
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