Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) and Grana y Montero S.A.A. (NYSE:GRAM) are both construction companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability and risk.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

84.7% of Fluor Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 11.7% of Grana y Montero S.A.A. shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.3% of Fluor Corporation shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Fluor Corporation $19.31 billion 0.31 $562.31 million $0.79 54.08
Grana y Montero S.A.A. N/A N/A N/A $0.11 39.09

Fluor Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than Grana y Montero S.A.A.. Grana y Montero S.A.A. is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Fluor Corporation, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Fluor Corporation 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
Fluor Corporation 0.58% 13.80% 4.92%
Grana y Montero S.A.A. 0.82% 1.55% 0.52%

Risk and Volatility

Fluor Corporation has a beta of 1.4, meaning that its stock price is 40% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Grana y Montero S.A.A. has a beta of 0.8, meaning that its stock price is 20% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Fluor Corporation and Grana y Montero S.A.A., as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Fluor Corporation 0 9 4 0 2.31
Grana y Montero S.A.A. 2 0 0 0 1.00

Fluor Corporation presently has a consensus target price of $48.17, suggesting a potential upside of 12.75%. Given Fluor Corporation’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Fluor Corporation is more favorable than Grana y Montero S.A.A..

Dividends

Fluor Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.84 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.0%. Grana y Montero S.A.A. does not pay a dividend. Fluor Corporation pays out 106.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Summary

Fluor Corporation beats Grana y Montero S.A.A. on 11 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Fluor Corporation Company Profile

Fluor Corporation (Fluor) is a holding company. The Company operates its business in four segments: Energy, Chemicals & Mining; Industrial, Infrastructure & Power; Government, and Maintenance, Modification & Asset Integrity (MMAI). The Company, through its subsidiaries, offers professional services providing engineering, procurement, construction, fabrication and modularization, commissioning and maintenance, as well as project management services on a global basis. The Company is an integrated solutions provider for various industries, including oil and gas, chemicals and petrochemicals, mining and metals, transportation, power, life sciences and advanced manufacturing. It is also a service provider to the United States federal Government and governments abroad. It offers services in various categories, including engineering and design, procurement, construction, fabrication, maintenance, modification and asset integrity and project management.

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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