Quanta Services (PWR) & Its Rivals Critical Comparison

Quanta Services (NYSE: PWR) is one of 46 public companies in the “Construction & Engineering” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Quanta Services to similar businesses based on the strength of its earnings, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations and dividends.

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 3.18% 8.47% 5.08%
Quanta Services Competitors 1.62% -32.15% 1.97%

Earnings & Valuation

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

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Quanta Services $7.65 billion $198.38 million 19.11
Quanta Services Competitors $4.58 billion $50.32 million 856.90

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations 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 9 0 2.82
Quanta Services Competitors 164 958 1632 18 2.54

Quanta Services currently has a consensus target price of $45.11, indicating a potential upside of 27.61%. As a group, “Construction & Engineering” companies have a potential upside of 29.31%. Given Quanta Services’ competitors higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Quanta Services has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

86.8% of Quanta Services shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 76.1% of shares of all “Construction & Engineering” companies are held by institutional investors. 0.7% of Quanta Services shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 11.2% of shares of all “Construction & Engineering” companies are held by company 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.

Risk and Volatility

Quanta Services has a beta of 0.87, indicating that its share price is 13% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Quanta Services’ competitors have a beta of 1.30, indicating that their average share price is 30% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Quanta Services beats its competitors on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

About Quanta Services

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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