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Jacobs' Growth Prospects Bright Despite Macro Headwinds

On May 6, 2016, we issued an updated research report on premium technical services company Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. JEC. The company is one of the leading providers of professional, technical and construction services to industrial, commercial and government clients. The company boasts a wide network that generates a considerable number of employment opportunities around the world.

Scopes of Improvement

Increased industrialization across the globe has heightened the need for of construction activities. This, in turn, has translated to higher demand for Jacobs’ services.

Moreover, the company aims improve its business on the back of its highly skilled workforce, record backlog levels, optimal utilization of resources, strategic restructuring programs and tactical cost-saving schemes.

The company recently segregated its operating and reporting structure into four major business segments to offer superior quality services to global clients, leverage workplace, streamline operations and nurture new growth opportunities in business.

In addition, Jacobs remains on track with its organic growth path by signing several lucrative business contracts.

Bearish Outcomes  

The company’s international revenues and margins are being adversely affected by the appreciation of the U.S. dollar. Moreover, persistent weakness in global energy and commodity prices are negatively affecting the sales of the company’s Petroleum & Chemicals, Aerospace & Technology and Buildings & Infrastructure segments. Also, stiff competition exposes the company to risks of market share loss.

Other Stocks to Consider

Jacobs presently carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). Some better-ranked stocks in the same industry include AECOM ACM, On Assignment Inc. ASGN and CBIZ, Inc. CBZ. All the companies currently hold a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).

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