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Why Jacobs Engineering Will Probably Beat The Market

The company

Jacobs Engineering (NYSE:JEC) describes itself as follows:

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. is one of the world's largest and most diverse providers of technical, professional, and construction services, including all aspects of architecture, engineering and construction, operations and maintenance, as well as scientific and specialty consulting. (Source)

The company serves a great diversity of markets:

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Geographic segmentation of revenues is as follows:

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Business model

While Jacobs shares some characteristics with typical late-cycle businesses, it also has a distinct advantage: its relationship-based business model.

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Jacobs focuses on forging strong, long-term relationships with its customers, and obtains customer satisfaction scores above 92%, which again cement loyalty and fuel...

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