Grana y Montero S.A.A. (NYSE: GRAM) and KBR (NYSE:KBR) are both construction companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitabiliy, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership and dividends.

Volatility & Risk

Grana y Montero S.A.A. has a beta of 0.76, indicating that its stock price is 24% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, KBR has a beta of 1.09, indicating that its stock price is 9% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Grana y Montero S.A.A. and KBR’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Grana y Montero S.A.A. N/A N/A N/A $0.03 101.67
KBR $4.38 billion 0.48 $15.00 million ($0.47) -31.42

KBR has higher revenue and earnings than Grana y Montero S.A.A.. KBR is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Grana y Montero S.A.A., indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Grana y Montero S.A.A. and KBR, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Grana y Montero S.A.A. 2 0 0 0 1.00
KBR 1 2 7 0 2.60

KBR has a consensus price target of $18.50, indicating a potential upside of 25.25%. Given KBR’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe KBR is more favorable than Grana y Montero S.A.A..

Dividends

KBR pays an annual dividend of $0.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.2%. Grana y Montero S.A.A. does not pay a dividend. KBR pays out -68.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

12.9% of Grana y Montero S.A.A. shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 96.4% of KBR shares are held by institutional investors. 0.6% of KBR shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Grana y Montero S.A.A. and KBR’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Grana y Montero S.A.A. 0.23% 0.43% 0.15%
KBR -1.51% 4.79% 1.15%

Summary

KBR beats Grana y Montero S.A.A. on 11 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Grana y Montero S.A.A. Company Profile

Grana y Montero SAA is a Peru-based holding company primarily engaged in the four business areas: Construction and Engineering Industry, Real Estate, Oil Services, and Operation of Public Concessions and Business Support Services. Through its subsidiaries, the Company provides such services as the development and management of real estate properties and leisure facilities; the exploration, production and sale of oil, natural gas and its derivates; the storage and distribution of combustibles; information technology services; engineering consultancy; the operation and maintenance of rails and roads concessions; as well as the execution and management of projects related to the generation of electric power; among others. The Company owns such subsidiaries as GMD SA, Adexus SA, Concar SA, Survial SA, Norvial SA and Promotores Asociados de Inmobiliarios SA, among others.

KBR Company Profile

KBR, Inc. is a provider of professional services and technologies across the asset and program life-cycle within the government services and hydrocarbons industries. The Company operates through business segments, including Technology & Consulting (T&C), Engineering & Construction (E&C), Government Services (GS), Non-strategic Business and Other. The T&C business segment combines KBR technologies, knowledge-based services and its three specialty consulting brands, Granherne, Energo and GVA, under a single customer-facing global business. The E&C business segment provides project and program delivery solution across the globe. The GS business segment provides life-cycle support solutions to defense, space, aviation and other programs and missions for government agencies in the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia. Its solutions include engineering services, mission and logistics support solutions, consulting, procurement, construction management and other support services.

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