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Shares of KBR Rank the Lowest in Terms of Return on Equity in the Construction & Engineering Industry (KBR, LAYN, NWPX, CBI, ACM)

By Shiri Gupta

Below are the three companies in the Construction & Engineering industry with the lowest return on equity. The ROE is a general indication of the company's efficiency; investors usually look for companies with ROEs that are high and are growing.

KBR ranks lowest with a ROE of -65.3%. Following is Layne Christensen with a ROE of -29.0%. Northwest Pipe ranks third lowest with a ROE of -12.1%.

Chicago Bridge & Iron follows with a ROE of -12.1%, and Aecom Technology rounds out the bottom five with a ROE of -4.3%.

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