ASX Hot Stocks: WorleyParsons (WOR)

ASX Hot Stocks: WorleyParsons (WOR)|ASX WOR|WOR SharesWorleyParsons (ASX:WOR) provides professional engineering and management services to the energy, resource and complex process industries.

It offers a broad scope of services, from feasibility studies to design and project services, and is exposed to a number of sectors.

Today, WOR reported a 25% lift in FY11 net profit to $364.2 million, although its underlying result of $298.5 million missed analyst estimates.

WOR was able to grow its earnings despite the impact of the soaring AUD and turmoil in the Middle East.

The group was forecasting good underlying profit growth in FY12, continuing the momentum displayed in the 2H11.

A final dividend of 50 cents was declared.

WOR has been one of the hot stocks in today’s trade, with its almost 10% gain far outpacing the Australian share market.

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