This strategy is focused on companies we believe may benefit from “Building America” through infrastructure projects including civil construction and engineering and the sale of construction materials.
The portfolio is built by analyzing fundamentals of companies expected to maintain pricing power over the long-term time horizon based on their competitiveness and on market demand for their capabilities. These companies have demonstrated earnings consistency with strong balance sheets and forward-looking revenue growth potential.
WHAT WE CONSIDER
- In 2014, urban congestion cost the country $160 billion in wasted time and fuel, according to INRIX. The average American household today loses 6% of its pre-tax income every year due to inadequate infrastructure spending.
- According to the American Society of Civil Engineers, the U.S. needs to spend $4.6 trillion over the next 10 years just to avoid further waste of “livability”
- Given that approximately half of the country’s infrastructure spending is funded by the federal government, major responsibility lies with Washington.
*Source: Infrastructure Report Card