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

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Quanta Services and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Quanta Services $8.52 billion $655.04 million 21.32
Quanta Services Competitors $3.11 billion $137.21 million 18.78

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

Institutional & Insider Ownership

87.2% of Quanta Services shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 83.6% of shares of all “Construction & Engineering” companies are held by institutional investors. 0.7% of Quanta Services shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 10.0% of shares of all “Construction & Engineering” companies are held 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Quanta Services and its rivals, as reported 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 159 910 1573 18 2.55

Quanta Services presently has a consensus target price of $43.38, indicating a potential upside of 14.96%. As a group, “Construction & Engineering” companies have a potential upside of 23.24%. Given Quanta Services’ rivals higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Quanta Services has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Risk and Volatility

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

Profitability

This table compares Quanta Services and its rivals’ 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 1.60% -27.95% 2.24%

Summary

Quanta Services beats its rivals 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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