A View of KBR Inc. (KBR) Stock’s Fundamentals and Valuations

KBR Inc. [KBR] stock prices are up 0.31% to $51.97 at the moment. In order to assess the stock’s recent performance, you can check whether its short-term value is rising or falling. The KBR shares have lost -0.55% over the last week, with a monthly amount drifted -6.70%, and not seem to be holding up well over a long-time horizon.

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On 23, March 2023, KBR Acquires Acetica℠ – a Carbon Utilization Technology. In a post published today on Yahoo Finance, KBR (NYSE: KBR) announced today that it has acquired Acetica℠, an acetic acid production technology, which expands KBR’s petrochemicals value chain through a profitable pathway for CO2 utilization.

From an analyst’s perspective:

On March 04, 2022, upgrade upgraded it’s rating to Buy. Goldman upgraded its rating to a Buy and increased its price target to $31 on June 03, 2020. UBS upgraded its rating to a Buy but $28 remained the price target by the analyst firm on May 26, 2020. Citigroup upgraded its rating to Buy for this stock on April 27, 2020, and upped its price target to $23. In a note dated March 27, 2020, Credit Suisse upgraded an Outperform rating on this stock but restated the target price of $34.

The stock price of KBR Inc. [KBR] has been fluctuating between $41.96 and $58.00 over the past year. Currently, Wall Street analysts expect the stock to reach $67.09 within the next 12 months. KBR Inc. [NYSE: KBR] shares were valued at $51.97 at the most recent close of the market. An investor can expect a potential return of 29.09% based on the average KBR price forecast.

Analyzing the KBR fundamentals

The most recent quarter, KBR Inc. [NYSE:KBR] reported sales of 1.61 billion, representing a drop of -35.70%. During this period, the public company’s revenue per employee was $218,800, while its income per employee was $6,300. Gross Margin for this corporation currently stands at +12.61% with Operating Margin at +6.22%, Pretax Margin comes in at +4.33%, and Net Margin reading is +2.88%. To continue investigating profitability, this company’s Return on Assets is posted at 3.21, Equity is 11.43, Total Capital is 11.01, and Invested Capital is 5.46. Taking a look at the Principal structure of this organization reveals enduring liabilities to the total capital at 55.01 and enduring liabilities to the whole assets at 35.59.

Before buying any particular stock, readers tend to pay close attention to the indicators that support and create resistance. The company’s stock is currently sitting at 51.50 points at the first support level, and at 51.03 for the second support level. However, for the 1st resistance point, the stock is sitting at 52.51, and for the 2nd resistance point, it is at 53.05.

KBR Inc. [KBR] reported earnings per share of $0.65 for its fiscal quarter that ended on 9/29/2022. Based on the Wall Street analysts’ estimates, the company was expected to report earnings of $0.63/share, meaning a difference of $0.02 and a surprise factor of 3.20%. By comparison, the stated earnings for the previous quarter ended on 6/29/2022 were $0.76 per share as compared to estimates of $0.65 per share, a difference of $0.11 representing a surprise of 16.90%.

Ratios To Look Out For

It’s worth pointing out that KBR Inc. [NYSE:KBR]’s Current Ratio is 1.00. In addition, the Quick Ratio stands at 0.96 and the Cash Ratio stands at 0.21. Considering the valuation of this stock, the price to sales ratio is 1.25, the price to book ratio is 4.45 and the P/E (TTM) ratio is 43.38.

Transactions by insiders

In the past 3 months, 16 insiders have purchased 261,575 shares, and 1 have sold 4,714 shares. Recent insider trading involved LYLES LESTER L, Director, that happened on Mar 09 when 17000.0 shares were sold. EVP, Chief People Officer, Myles Jennifer completed a deal on Feb 21 to sell 4714.0 shares. Meanwhile, EVP, Chief People Officer Myles Jennifer sold 1449.0 shares on Dec 16.