Primoris Services Corporation (NASDAQ: PRIM) is one of 48 public companies in the “Construction & Engineering” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Primoris Services Corporation to similar businesses based on the strength of its earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, profitability and valuation.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

67.4% of Primoris Services Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 80.6% of shares of all “Construction & Engineering” companies are owned by institutional investors. 24.0% of Primoris Services Corporation shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 9.1% of shares of all “Construction & Engineering” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Primoris Services Corporation and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Primoris Services Corporation 2.68% 11.70% 5.04%
Primoris Services Corporation Competitors -0.24% -35.10% -1.23%

Volatility & Risk

Primoris Services Corporation has a beta of 1.6, meaning that its stock price is 60% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Primoris Services Corporation’s rivals have a beta of 1.32, meaning that their average stock price is 32% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Primoris Services Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.22 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. Primoris Services Corporation pays out 17.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Construction & Engineering” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.5% and pay out 104.8% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Primoris Services Corporation and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Primoris Services Corporation $2.00 billion $26.72 million 20.87
Primoris Services Corporation Competitors $4.63 billion $53.12 million 837.15

Primoris Services Corporation’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Primoris Services Corporation. Primoris Services Corporation is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Primoris Services Corporation and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Primoris Services Corporation 0 5 2 0 2.29
Primoris Services Corporation Competitors 164 966 1615 18 2.54

Primoris Services Corporation presently has a consensus target price of $29.00, indicating a potential upside of 11.15%. As a group, “Construction & Engineering” companies have a potential upside of 27.56%. Given Primoris Services Corporation’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Primoris Services Corporation has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Summary

Primoris Services Corporation rivals beat Primoris Services Corporation on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

About Primoris Services Corporation

Primoris Services Corporation is a holding company. The Company holds various subsidiaries, through which it operates as a specialty contractor and infrastructure company. The Company provides a range of construction, fabrication, maintenance, replacement, water and wastewater, and engineering services to public utilities, petrochemical companies, energy companies, municipalities, state departments of transportation and other customers. It operates in three segments: the West Construction Services segment (West segment), the East Construction Services segment (East segment) and the Energy segment. The Company installs, replaces, repairs and rehabilitates natural gas, refined product, water and wastewater pipeline systems; large diameter gas and liquid pipeline facilities, and heavy civil projects, earthwork and site development.

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