Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. provides consulting, technical, scientific, and project delivery services for the government and private sectors in the United States, Europe, Canada, India, rest of Asia, Australia, New Zealand, South America, Mexico, the Middle East, and Africa. More Details
Excellent balance sheet and fair value.
Share Price & News
How has Jacobs Engineering Group's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: J is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 3% a week.
Volatility Over Time: J's weekly volatility (3%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
US Professional Services
1 Year Return
US Professional Services
Return vs Industry: J exceeded the US Professional Services industry which returned 40.9% over the past year.
Return vs Market: J exceeded the US Market which returned 50.2% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Jacobs Engineering Group's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
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Is Jacobs Engineering Group undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: J ($139.95) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($193.94)
Significantly Below Fair Value: J is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: J is poor value based on its PE Ratio (42.4x) compared to the US Professional Services industry average (28x).
PE vs Market: J is poor value based on its PE Ratio (42.4x) compared to the US market (20.2x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: J is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (3.7x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: J is good value based on its PB Ratio (3x) compared to the US Professional Services industry average (3.2x).
How is Jacobs Engineering Group forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 12 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: J's forecast earnings growth (11.3% per year) is above the savings rate (2%).
Earnings vs Market: J's earnings (11.3% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (15.1% per year).
High Growth Earnings: J's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: J's revenue (6.7% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.1% per year).
High Growth Revenue: J's revenue (6.7% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: J's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (14%).
How has Jacobs Engineering Group performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: J has a large one-off loss of $335.7M impacting its January 1 2021 financial results.
Growing Profit Margin: J's current net profit margins (3.2%) are higher than last year (3%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: J's earnings have grown by 10.6% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: J's earnings growth over the past year (11%) exceeds its 5-year average (10.6% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: J earnings growth over the past year (11%) underperformed the Professional Services industry 11%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: J's Return on Equity (7.6%) is considered low.
How is Jacobs Engineering Group's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: J's short term assets ($4.8B) exceed its short term liabilities ($2.9B).
Long Term Liabilities: J's short term assets ($4.8B) exceed its long term liabilities ($3.7B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: J's debt to equity ratio (29.8%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: J's debt to equity ratio has increased from 14.2% to 29.8% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: J's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (57.7%).
Interest Coverage: J's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (22.2x coverage).
What is Jacobs Engineering Group current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Upcoming Dividend Payment
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: J's dividend (0.6%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.24%).
High Dividend: J's dividend (0.6%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.41%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: J is not paying a notable dividend for the US market, therefore no need to check if payments are stable.
Growing Dividend: J is not paying a notable dividend for the US market, therefore no need to check if payments are increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: J is not paying a notable dividend for the US market.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of J's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Steve Demetriou (62 yo)
Mr. Steven J. Demetriou, also known as Steve, served as a Strategic Advisor at Resilience Capital Partners LLC till May 2020. He has been Director of PA Consulting Group Limited since 2021. Mr. Demetriou s...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Steve's total compensation ($USD14.81M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD11.15M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Steve's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Management: J's management team is considered experienced (2.6 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: J's board of directors are considered experienced (4.3 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.
- Ticker: J
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 1947
- Industry: Research and Consulting Services
- Sector: Commercial Services
- Market Cap: US$18.010b
- Shares outstanding: 130.09m
- Website: https://www.jacobs.com
Number of Employees
- Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.
- 1999 Bryan Street
- Suite 1200
- United States
Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. provides consulting, technical, scientific, and project delivery services for the government and private sectors in the United States, Europe, Canada, India, rest of Asia, Aus...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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