Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. (NYSE: CBI) is one of 48 publicly-traded companies in the “Construction & Engineering” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. to related companies based on the strength of its dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, profitability, earnings and institutional ownership.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

67.9% of Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 79.1% of shares of all “Construction & Engineering” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.1% of Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 11.1% of shares of all “Construction & Engineering” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. pays an annual dividend of $0.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.7%. Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. pays out -3.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Construction & Engineering” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.5% and pay out 125.9% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. is clearly a better dividend stock than its competitors, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Volatility & Risk

Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. has a beta of 2.15, suggesting that its share price is 115% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V.’s competitors have a beta of 1.27, suggesting that their average share price is 27% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. -10.54% -3.92% -0.82%
Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. Competitors 1.91% -27.52% 2.24%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. 2 7 5 0 2.21
Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. Competitors 155 888 1545 17 2.55

Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. presently has a consensus target price of $18.62, suggesting a potential upside of 14.35%. As a group, “Construction & Engineering” companies have a potential upside of 19.08%. Given Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V.’s competitors stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. $9.49 billion $9.27 million -1.73
Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. Competitors $3.12 billion $133.98 million 19.48

Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its competitors. Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. competitors beat Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. on 9 of the 14 factors compared.

About Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V.

Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. provides services to customers in energy infrastructure market. The Company provides services, such as conceptual design, technology, engineering, procurement, fabrication, modularization, construction, commissioning, maintenance, program management and environmental services. Its Engineering and Construction segment provides engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) services. Its Fabrication Services segment provides fabrication and erection of steel plate structures; fabrication of piping systems and process modules, and manufacturing and distribution of pipe and fittings. The Technology segment provides process technology licenses and associated engineering services, and catalysts, for petrochemical and refining industries, and offers process planning and project development services.

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