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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 8/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 3.99
FWLT's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
72% of the 919 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 0.72 vs. FWLT: 3.99 )
FWLT' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.14   Max: 6.47
Current: 3.99

0.14
6.47
Equity to Asset 0.33
FWLT's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
60% of the 853 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. FWLT: 0.33 )
FWLT' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.37   Max: 0.33
Current: 0.33

-0.37
0.33
Interest Coverage 15.22
FWLT's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
58% of the 504 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 26.00 vs. FWLT: 15.22 )
FWLT' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.49   Max: 34.72
Current: 15.22

0.49
34.72
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 3.28
M-Score: -2.19
WACC vs ROIC
2.22%
68.25%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 4/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 5.36
FWLT's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 918 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 4.35 vs. FWLT: 5.36 )
FWLT' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -7.25   Max: 10.06
Current: 5.36

-7.25
10.06
Net-margin (%) 2.76
FWLT's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 919 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 2.84 vs. FWLT: 2.76 )
FWLT' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -14.92   Max: 7.71
Current: 2.76

-14.92
7.71
ROE (%) 14.27
FWLT's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 912 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 7.59 vs. FWLT: 14.27 )
FWLT' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -196.04   Max: 801.11
Current: 14.27

-196.04
801.11
ROA (%) 3.42
FWLT's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 927 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 2.63 vs. FWLT: 3.42 )
FWLT' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -17.02   Max: 16.82
Current: 3.42

-17.02
16.82
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 64.78
FWLT's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 924 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 13.55 vs. FWLT: 64.78 )
FWLT' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -37.57   Max: 169.77
Current: 64.78

-37.57
169.77
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 0.50
FWLT's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
64% of the 758 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. FWLT: 0.50 )
FWLT' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 26.6
Current: 0.5

0
26.6
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -9.30
FWLT's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
71% of the 597 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. FWLT: -9.30 )
FWLT' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 277.5
Current: -9.3

0
277.5
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -17.30
FWLT's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
76% of the 528 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. FWLT: -17.30 )
FWLT' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -76.5   Max: 120.3
Current: -17.3

-76.5
120.3
» FWLT's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

FWLT Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Caxton Associates 183,017 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 19,700 sh (New)
Jim Simons 153,411 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 423,000 sh (New)
First Eagle Investment 90,000 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 208,165 sh (+38.84%)
David Tepper Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Alan Fournier Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Chuck Royce 4,000 sh (-92.59%)
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Q2 2014

FWLT Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Caxton Associates 290,409 sh (+58.68%)
Jim Simons 230,636 sh (+50.34%)
Mario Gabelli 22,300 sh (+13.20%)
First Eagle Investment 100,000 sh (+11.11%)
Chuck Royce 4,000 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham 421,645 sh (-0.32%)
Joel Greenblatt 84,741 sh (-59.29%)
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Q3 2014

FWLT Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Mario Gabelli 28,300 sh (+26.91%)
Joel Greenblatt 90,756 sh (+7.10%)
Chuck Royce 4,000 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Jim Simons 209,636 sh (-9.11%)
Caxton Associates 178,076 sh (-38.68%)
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Q4 2014

FWLT Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Mario Gabelli Sold Out
Chuck Royce Sold Out
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
» More
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 30.80
FWLT's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
82% of the 693 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 15.70 vs. FWLT: 30.80 )
FWLT' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 4.1   Max: 36.01
Current: 30.8

4.1
36.01
Forward P/E 17.76
FWLT's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
82% of the 356 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 11.52 vs. FWLT: 17.76 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 30.90
FWLT's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
77% of the 696 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 15.90 vs. FWLT: 30.90 )
FWLT' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 4.1   Max: 36.13
Current: 30.9

4.1
36.13
P/B 3.30
FWLT's P/B is ranked lower than
97% of the 892 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. FWLT: 3.30 )
FWLT' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.28   Max: 335.63
Current: 3.3

2.28
335.63
P/S 0.84
FWLT's P/S is ranked lower than
76% of the 909 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. FWLT: 0.84 )
FWLT' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 3.03
Current: 0.84

0.01
3.03
PFCF 1376.00
FWLT's PFCF is ranked lower than
117% of the 453 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. FWLT: 1376.00 )
FWLT' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 4.56   Max: 1607.75
Current: 1376

4.56
1607.75
POCF 105.85
FWLT's POCF is ranked lower than
96% of the 599 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 7.95 vs. FWLT: 105.85 )
FWLT' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 3.95   Max: 123.67
Current: 105.85

3.95
123.67
EV-to-EBIT 13.84
FWLT's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
55% of the 724 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 12.32 vs. FWLT: 13.84 )
FWLT' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 2.1   Max: 30.4
Current: 13.84

2.1
30.4
Shiller P/E 15.40
FWLT's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
52% of the 464 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 15.58 vs. FWLT: 15.40 )
FWLT' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 6.29   Max: 19.84
Current: 15.4

6.29
19.84
Current Ratio 1.42
FWLT's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
51% of the 867 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.42 vs. FWLT: 1.42 )
FWLT' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.73   Max: 1.69
Current: 1.42

0.73
1.69
Quick Ratio 1.42
FWLT's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
63% of the 867 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.23 vs. FWLT: 1.42 )
FWLT' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.52   Max: 1.64
Current: 1.42

0.52
1.64
Days Sales Outstanding 68.75
FWLT's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
53% of the 779 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 72.77 vs. FWLT: 68.75 )
FWLT' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 32.43   Max: 126.73
Current: 68.75

32.43
126.73

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 1.30
FWLT's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
109% of the 710 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 3.32 vs. FWLT: 1.30 )
FWLT' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.34   Max: 9.19
Current: 1.3

1.34
9.19
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.30
FWLT's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
111% of the 727 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. FWLT: 1.30 )
FWLT' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.34   Max: 9.19
Current: 1.3

1.34
9.19
Share Buyback Rate 7.10
FWLT's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
95% of the 486 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: -1.30 vs. FWLT: 7.10 )
FWLT' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 7.1   Max: -225.3
Current: 7.1

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.20
FWLT's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
54% of the 901 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. FWLT: 7.20 )
FWLT' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3.3   Max: 46.8
Current: 7.2

3.3
46.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -8.27
FWLT's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked lower than
72% of the 427 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 7.63 vs. FWLT: -8.27 )
FWLT' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -210.6   Max: 26.8
Current: -8.27

-210.6
26.8

Business Description

Industry: Engineering & Construction » Engineering & Construction
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Foster Wheeler AG was formed in 1927. The Company, with its subsidiaries, is a provider of construction and engineering services. The Company serves the oil and gas, oil refining, chemical and petrochemical, environmental, power generation, and power plant operation and maintenance industries. The Company operates through two business groups: its Global Engineering and Construction Group (Global E&C Group) and its Global Power Group. The Global E&C Group operates and designs, engineers, and constructs onshore and offshore upstream oil and gas processing facilities, natural gas liquefaction facilities and receiving terminals, gas-to-liquids facilities, oil refining, pharmaceutical and biotechnology facilities and related infrastructure, power generation and distribution facilities, and gasification facilities. The group provides engineering, project management and construction management services, and also designs facilities in new or developing market sectors, such as carbon capture and storage, solid fuel-fired integrated gasification combined-cycle power plants, coal-to-liquids, coal-to-chemicals and biofuels. The Global E&C Group additionally performs environmental remediation services. The Global Power Group designs, manufactures and installs steam generators and auxiliary equipment for electric power generating stations, district heating and power plants and industrial facilities. It offers new and retrofit nitrogen-oxide reduction systems, and provides site services related to these products, including construction and erection, maintenance engineering, plant upgrading, and life extensions. The Global Power Group conducts research and development in the areas of combustion, solid, fluid, and gas dynamics, heat transfer, materials, and solid mechanics. Further, this group owns and operates independent power production and waste-to-energy facilities, as well as power generation facilities for the process and petrochemical industries. Companies that compete with Global E&C Group include but are not limited to the following: Bechtel Corporation; Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V.; Chiyoda Corporation; Fluor Corporation; Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.; JGC Corporation; KBR, Inc.; Saipem S.p.A.; Technip; Técnicas Reunidas, SA; and WorleyParsons Ltd. Companies that compete with Global Power Group include but are not limited to the following: Alstom Power S.A.; Andritz Group AG; The Babcock & Wilcox Company; Babcock Power Inc.; Dongfang Boiler Works (a subsidiary of Dong Fang Electric Corporation); Doosan-Babcock; Harbin Boiler Co., Ltd.; Hitachi, Ltd.; Metso Corporation; Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd.; and Shanghai Boiler Works Ltd. The operations are subject to certain federal, state and local environmental, occupational health and product safety laws.
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