Critical Analysis: Quanta Services (PWR) and Its Competitors
Quanta Services (NYSE: PWR) is one of 50 public companies in the “Construction & Engineering” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Quanta Services to similar companies based on the strength of its risk, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership and dividends.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Quanta Services and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Quanta Services Competitors||163||956||1594||18||2.54|
Quanta Services currently has a consensus price target of $45.11, indicating a potential upside of 25.87%. As a group, “Construction & Engineering” companies have a potential upside of 24.31%. Given Quanta Services’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Quanta Services is more favorable than its rivals.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Quanta Services and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||NetIncome||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Quanta Services||$7.65 billion||$198.38 million||19.37|
|Quanta Services Competitors||$4.79 billion||$53.24 million||853.62|
Quanta Services has higher revenue and earnings than its rivals. Quanta Services 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.
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 Competitors||0.14%||-33.26%||-0.82%|
Insider and Institutional Ownership
86.8% of Quanta Services shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 76.2% of shares of all “Construction & Engineering” companies are owned by institutional investors. 0.7% of Quanta Services shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 10.6% of shares of all “Construction & Engineering” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Volatility and Risk
Quanta Services has a beta of 0.87, suggesting that its share price is 13% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Quanta Services’ rivals have a beta of 1.37, suggesting that their average share price is 37% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Quanta Services beats its rivals on 9 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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