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

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Grana y Montero S.A.A. and Stantec’s 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 $0.11 41.91
Stantec $2.76 billion 1.16 $296.74 million $0.78 35.99

Stantec has higher revenue and earnings than Grana y Montero S.A.A.. Stantec 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 breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Grana y Montero S.A.A. and Stantec, as reported 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
Stantec 0 3 2 0 2.40

Stantec has a consensus price target of $32.75, suggesting a potential upside of 16.65%. Given Stantec’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Stantec is more favorable than Grana y Montero S.A.A..

Insider and Institutional Ownership

11.7% of Grana y Montero S.A.A. shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 57.0% of Stantec shares are owned by institutional investors. 27.4% of Grana y Montero S.A.A. shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Grana y Montero S.A.A. 0.82% 1.55% 0.52%
Stantec 2.31% 10.67% 4.95%

Dividends

Stantec pays an annual dividend of $0.37 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.3%. Grana y Montero S.A.A. does not pay a dividend. Stantec pays out 47.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Grana y Montero S.A.A. has increased its dividend for 4 consecutive years.

Volatility and Risk

Grana y Montero S.A.A. has a beta of 0.72, meaning that its share price is 28% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Stantec has a beta of 1.58, meaning that its share price is 58% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Stantec beats Grana y Montero S.A.A. on 11 of the 15 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.

Stantec Company Profile

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.

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