Quanta Services (NYSE: PWR) and The Shaw Group (NYSE:SHAW) are both construction companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability and earnings.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Quanta Services and The Shaw Group’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Quanta Services||$7.65 billion||0.76||$198.38 million||$1.85||20.24|
|The Shaw Group||N/A||N/A||N/A||$3.25||N/A|
Insider & Institutional Ownership
86.1% of Quanta Services shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.8% of Quanta Services shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Quanta Services and The Shaw Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|The Shaw Group||N/A||N/A||N/A|
This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Quanta Services and The Shaw Group, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|The Shaw Group||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Quanta Services currently has a consensus target price of $45.22, indicating a potential upside of 20.79%.
Quanta Services beats The Shaw Group on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.
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.
The Shaw Group Company Profile
The Shaw Group Inc. (Shaw) is a provider of technology, engineering, procurement, construction, maintenance, fabrication, manufacturing, consulting, remediation and facilities management services to a diverse client base that includes multinational and national oil companies and industrial corporations, regulated utilities, independent and merchant power producers, and government agencies. The Company has developed and acquired intellectual property, including induction pipe bending technology and environmental decontamination technologies. Its segments include Power, Plant Services, Environmental & Infrastructure (E&I), Fabrication & Manufacturing (F&M), Energy & Chemicals (E&C) Segment, Investment in Westinghouse, and Corporate segment. Effective August 31, 2012, the Company completed the divestiture of its Energy & Chemicals business to Technip. On January 4, 2013, TOSHIBA CORP acquired a 20% stake in Westinghouse from Shaw Group Inc.
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