Quanta Services (NYSE: PWR) is one of 48 publicly-traded companies in the “Construction & Engineering” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Quanta Services to similar companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, risk, dividends, valuation and analyst recommendations.


This table compares Quanta Services and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Quanta Services 3.21% 8.36% 5.11%
Quanta Services Competitors 1.90% -27.90% 2.21%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Quanta Services and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Quanta Services $8.52 billion $655.04 million 21.16
Quanta Services Competitors $3.12 billion $137.70 million 18.90

Quanta Services has higher revenue and earnings than its peers. Quanta Services is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Quanta Services and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Quanta Services 0 2 8 0 2.80
Quanta Services Competitors 157 902 1557 17 2.54

Quanta Services currently has a consensus price target of $42.50, indicating a potential upside of 13.48%. As a group, “Construction & Engineering” companies have a potential upside of 21.21%. Given Quanta Services’ peers higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Quanta Services has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

88.5% of Quanta Services shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 79.0% of shares of all “Construction & Engineering” companies are owned by institutional investors. 0.7% of Quanta Services shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 11.1% of shares of all “Construction & Engineering” companies are owned by company 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.

Risk and Volatility

Quanta Services has a beta of 0.83, suggesting that its share price is 17% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Quanta Services’ peers have a beta of 1.27, suggesting that their average share price is 27% more volatile than the S&P 500.


Quanta Services beats its peers on 9 of the 13 factors compared.

Quanta Services Company Profile

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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