SPDR MSCI Europe Energy UCITS ETF (NYSE: STN) and Tutor Perini Corporation (NYSE:TPC) are both business services companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, profitabiliy, earnings, institutional ownership and valuation.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for SPDR MSCI Europe Energy UCITS ETF and Tutor Perini Corporation, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
SPDR MSCI Europe Energy UCITS ETF 0 4 3 0 2.43
Tutor Perini Corporation 0 1 6 0 2.86

SPDR MSCI Europe Energy UCITS ETF currently has a consensus price target of $33.20, indicating a potential upside of 38.91%. Tutor Perini Corporation has a consensus price target of $31.00, indicating a potential upside of 14.60%. Given SPDR MSCI Europe Energy UCITS ETF’s higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe SPDR MSCI Europe Energy UCITS ETF is more favorable than Tutor Perini Corporation.

Profitability

This table compares SPDR MSCI Europe Energy UCITS ETF and Tutor Perini Corporation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
SPDR MSCI Europe Energy UCITS ETF 0.88% 9.78% 4.45%
Tutor Perini Corporation 1.88% 6.15% 2.29%

Risk and Volatility

SPDR MSCI Europe Energy UCITS ETF has a beta of 1.56, indicating that its share price is 56% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Tutor Perini Corporation has a beta of 2.47, indicating that its share price is 147% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares SPDR MSCI Europe Energy UCITS ETF and Tutor Perini Corporation’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
SPDR MSCI Europe Energy UCITS ETF $2.48 billion 1.10 $263.15 million $0.30 79.67
Tutor Perini Corporation $5.01 billion 0.27 $274.30 million $1.87 14.47

Tutor Perini Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than SPDR MSCI Europe Energy UCITS ETF. Tutor Perini Corporation is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than SPDR MSCI Europe Energy UCITS ETF, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Dividends

SPDR MSCI Europe Energy UCITS ETF pays an annual dividend of $0.38 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. Tutor Perini Corporation does not pay a dividend. SPDR MSCI Europe Energy UCITS ETF pays out 126.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. SPDR MSCI Europe Energy UCITS ETF has raised its dividend for 4 consecutive years.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

58.8% of SPDR MSCI Europe Energy UCITS ETF shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 80.7% of Tutor Perini Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. 24.5% of Tutor Perini Corporation shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Tutor Perini Corporation beats SPDR MSCI Europe Energy UCITS ETF on 10 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

About SPDR MSCI Europe Energy UCITS ETF

Stantec Inc. is a provider of professional services in the area of infrastructure and facilities for clients in the public and private sectors. The Company’s operates through four segments Consulting Services-Canada, Consulting Services-United States, Consulting Services-Global and Construction Services. The Company’s services include engineering, architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, surveying, environmental sciences, construction services, project management, and project economics, from initial project concept and planning through to design, construction, commissioning, maintenance, decommissioning and remediation. The Company provides professional consulting services in engineering, architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, surveying, environmental services, project management and project economics in the area of infrastructure and facilities, principally under fee-for-service agreements with clients.

About Tutor Perini Corporation

Tutor Perini Corporation is a construction company offering general contracting, construction management and design-build services to private customers and public agencies across the world. The Company operates through three segments: Civil, Building and Specialty Contractors. Its Civil segment specializes in public works construction and the repair, replacement and reconstruction of infrastructure across various geographic regions of the United States. Its Building segment provides services to various specialized building markets for private and public works customers, including the hospitality and gaming, transportation, healthcare, corporate and municipal offices, sports and entertainment, education, correctional facilities, biotech, pharmaceutical and industrial markets. Its Specialty Contractors segment specializes in electrical, mechanical, plumbing, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), fire protection systems, and pneumatically placed concrete.

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