Michael Baker Corp (NYSE: BKR) and Quanta Services (NYSE:PWR) are both industrials companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends and profitability.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Michael Baker Corp and Quanta Services, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Michael Baker Corp 0 0 0 0 N/A
Quanta Services 0 2 7 0 2.78

Quanta Services has a consensus price target of $42.14, indicating a potential upside of 12.80%. Given Quanta Services’ higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Quanta Services is more favorable than Michael Baker Corp.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Michael Baker Corp and Quanta Services’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Michael Baker Corp N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Quanta Services $8.52 billion 0.66 $655.04 million $1.77 21.11

Quanta Services has higher revenue and earnings than Michael Baker Corp.

Profitability

This table compares Michael Baker Corp and Quanta Services’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Michael Baker Corp N/A N/A N/A
Quanta Services 3.21% 8.36% 5.11%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

88.5% of Quanta Services shares are held by institutional investors. 0.7% of Quanta Services shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Quanta Services beats Michael Baker Corp on 8 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Michael Baker Corp

Michael Baker Corporation (Baker), through its operating subsidiaries, is engaged in providing engineering services for public and private sector clients worldwide. The Company’s business is principally in the United States of America. The Company’s operates in two segments: Transportation and Federal. The Transportation segment provides services for surface transportation, aviation and rail and transit markets. The Company also partners with construction contractors to pursue selected design-build contracts. In October 2013, the Company and Integrated Mission Solutions, LLC (IMS), an affiliate of DC Capital Partners, LLC, announced the merger of IMS’s wholly owned subsidiary, CDL Acquisition Co. Inc. (Merger Sub), with and into Baker. In connection with the merger, IMS is changing its name to Michael Baker International, LLC (Michael Baker International). As a result of the merger, Baker is a wholly owned subsidiary of Michael Baker International.

About Quanta Services

Quanta Services, Inc. is a provider of specialty contracting services, offering infrastructure solutions primarily to the electric power and oil and gas industries in the United States, Canada and Australia and selected other international markets. The Company operates through two segments: Electric Power Infrastructure Services, which provides network solutions to customers in the electric power industry, and Oil and Gas Infrastructure Services, which provides network solutions to customers involved in the development and transportation of natural gas, oil and other pipeline products. The services it provides include the design, installation, upgrade, repair and maintenance of infrastructure within each of the industries it serves, such as electric power transmission and distribution networks, substation facilities, renewable energy facilities, pipeline transmission and distribution systems and facilities, and infrastructure services for the offshore and inland water energy markets.

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