Comparing Quanta Services (PWR) & Its Peers

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

Insider & Institutional Ownership

88.5% of Quanta Services shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 79.1% of shares of all “Construction & Engineering” companies are owned by institutional investors. 0.7% of Quanta Services shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 11.1% of shares of all “Construction & Engineering” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Quanta Services $8.52 billion $655.04 million 21.19
Quanta Services Competitors $3.12 billion $137.70 million 19.14

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

Profitability

This table compares Quanta Services and its competitors’ 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 1.97% -27.41% 2.31%

Volatility and Risk

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Quanta Services and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Quanta Services 0 2 8 0 2.80
Quanta Services Competitors 156 896 1550 17 2.55

Quanta Services currently has a consensus price target of $42.50, indicating a potential upside of 13.33%. As a group, “Construction & Engineering” companies have a potential upside of 20.32%. Given Quanta Services’ competitors higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Quanta Services has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Summary

Quanta Services beats its competitors 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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