Stantec (NYSE: STN) and Grana y Montero S.A.A. (NYSE:GRAM) 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, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership and valuation.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Stantec and Grana y Montero S.A.A., as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Stantec 0 3 2 0 2.40
Grana y Montero S.A.A. 2 0 0 0 1.00

Stantec currently has a consensus price target of $32.75, indicating a potential upside of 16.76%. Given Stantec’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Stantec is more favorable than Grana y Montero S.A.A..

Profitability

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

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

Risk and Volatility

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

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Stantec $2.76 billion 1.16 $296.74 million $0.78 35.96
Grana y Montero S.A.A. N/A N/A N/A $0.11 41.91

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.

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. Stantec has raised its dividend for 4 consecutive years.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

57.0% of Stantec shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 11.7% of Grana y Montero S.A.A. 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 stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Stantec beats Grana y Montero S.A.A. on 12 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

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.

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.

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