Grupo Aeroportuario Del Pacifico, S.A. de C.V. (NYSE: PAC) and Macquarie Infrastructure (NYSE:MIC) are both mid-cap transportation companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitabiliy, earnings, risk, institutional ownership, dividends and valuation.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for Grupo Aeroportuario Del Pacifico, S.A. de C.V. and Macquarie Infrastructure, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Grupo Aeroportuario Del Pacifico, S.A. de C.V. 1 0 1 0 2.00
Macquarie Infrastructure 0 1 3 0 2.75

Grupo Aeroportuario Del Pacifico, S.A. de C.V. currently has a consensus price target of $85.00, indicating a potential downside of 27.49%. Macquarie Infrastructure has a consensus price target of $89.33, indicating a potential upside of 17.71%. Given Macquarie Infrastructure’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Macquarie Infrastructure is more favorable than Grupo Aeroportuario Del Pacifico, S.A. de C.V..

Volatility & Risk

Grupo Aeroportuario Del Pacifico, S.A. de C.V. has a beta of 0.29, suggesting that its stock price is 71% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Macquarie Infrastructure has a beta of 0.93, suggesting that its stock price is 7% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Grupo Aeroportuario Del Pacifico, S.A. de C.V. pays an annual dividend of $1.89 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. Macquarie Infrastructure pays an annual dividend of $5.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 7.0%. Grupo Aeroportuario Del Pacifico, S.A. de C.V. pays out 57.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Macquarie Infrastructure pays out 253.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Grupo Aeroportuario Del Pacifico, S.A. de C.V. has raised its dividend for 5 consecutive years.

Profitability

This table compares Grupo Aeroportuario Del Pacifico, S.A. de C.V. and Macquarie Infrastructure’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Grupo Aeroportuario Del Pacifico, S.A. de C.V. 37.63% 17.96% 11.05%
Macquarie Infrastructure 9.96% 5.46% 2.29%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

6.1% of Grupo Aeroportuario Del Pacifico, S.A. de C.V. shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 86.7% of Macquarie Infrastructure shares are owned by institutional investors. 5.9% of Macquarie Infrastructure shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Grupo Aeroportuario Del Pacifico, S.A. de C.V. and Macquarie Infrastructure’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Grupo Aeroportuario Del Pacifico, S.A. de C.V. $553.15 million 10.11 $391.80 million $3.31 35.42
Macquarie Infrastructure $1.71 billion 3.66 $607.63 million $2.08 36.49

Macquarie Infrastructure has higher revenue and earnings than Grupo Aeroportuario Del Pacifico, S.A. de C.V.. Grupo Aeroportuario Del Pacifico, S.A. de C.V. is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Macquarie Infrastructure, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Macquarie Infrastructure beats Grupo Aeroportuario Del Pacifico, S.A. de C.V. on 10 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

Grupo Aeroportuario Del Pacifico, S.A. de C.V. Company Profile

Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico, S.A.B. de C.V. is a holding company. The Company holds concessions to operate, maintain and develop approximately 10 international airports in the Pacific and Central regions of Mexico, and an international airport in Jamaica. The Company’s segments include Guadalajara, Tijuana, Puerto Vallarta, San Jose del Cabo, Montego Bay, Hermosillo, Bajio, Other Airports and Others Companies. The Other Companies segment includes Servicios a la Infraestructura Aeroportuaria del Pacifico, S.A. de C.V. (SIAP), a company that provides technical assistance and professional services; Corporativo de Servicios Aeroportuarios, S.A. de C.V. (CORSA), a company that provides operative services specialized in aeronautical industry; Puerta Cero Parking, S.A. de C.V. (PCP), a company that manages the parking lot operation; Fundacion Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico, A.C., and Desarrollo de Concesiones Aeroportuarias, S.L. (DCA), as well as the Company’s own operation.

Macquarie Infrastructure Company Profile

Macquarie Infrastructure Corporation owns and operates a group of businesses that provide services, such as bulk liquid terminalling and handling services. The Company operates through four segments: International-Matex Tank Terminals (IMTT), Atlantic Aviation, Contracted Power (CP) and MIC Hawaii. Its group of businesses also provides services, such as aircraft fueling, CP generation and utility gas services. Its group of businesses provides services to businesses, government agencies and individuals in the United States. IMTT segment provides bulk liquid terminal services in the United States. As of December 31, 2016, Atlantic Aviation operated Fixed based operations (FBOs) at 69 airports in the United States. The businesses in its CP segment sell electricity to off-takers, pursuant to multi-year contracts. MIC Hawaii segment consists of Hawaii Gas and several smaller businesses. Hawaii Gas consists of a gas utility and a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) distribution business.

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