It's Time For a Quick Look at Jacobs Engineering's Fundamentals.

One of the losers of today's trading session was Jacobs Engineering. Shares of the Defense company plunged -8.1%, and some investors may be wondering if its price of $125.87 would make a good entry point. Here's what you should know if you are considering this investment:

  • Jacobs Engineering has moved 2.0% over the last year, and the S&P 500 logged a change of 14.0%

  • J has an average analyst rating of buy and is -21.22% away from its mean target price of $159.77 per share

  • Its trailing earnings per share (EPS) is $5.81

  • Jacobs Engineering has a trailing 12 month Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio of 21.7 while the S&P 500 average is 15.97

  • Its forward earnings per share (EPS) is $8.4 and its forward P/E ratio is 15.0

  • The company has a Price to Book (P/B) ratio of 2.43 in contrast to the S&P 500's average ratio of 2.95

  • Jacobs Engineering is part of the Industrials sector, which has an average P/E ratio of 20.49 and an average P/B of 3.78

  • J has reported YOY quarterly earnings growth of -14.8% and gross profit margins of 0.2%

  • The company has a free cash flow of $615.07 Million, which refers to the total sum of all its inflows and outflows of cash over the last quarter

  • Jacobs Solutions Inc. provides consulting, technical, scientific, and project delivery services for the government and private sectors in the United States, Europe, Canada, India, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, South America, Mexico, the Middle East, and Africa. It operates through three segments: Critical Mission Solutions, People & Places Solutions, and PA Consulting. The company offers cybersecurity, data analytics, systems and software application integration and consulting, enterprise and mission IT, engineering and design, nuclear, enterprise level operations and maintenance services; software development, testing, mission integration, program management, research, development, test, evaluation services, training, and environmental remediation services; and other technical consulting solutions, as well as construction management services. It also provides consulting services for consumer and manufacturing, defense and security, energy and utilities, financial services, government, health and life sciences, and transport industries. The company was founded in 1947 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

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