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

Volatility & Risk

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’ rivals have a beta of 1.29, indicating that their average share price is 29% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

87.2% 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 stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

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 3.21% 8.36% 5.11%
Quanta Services Competitors 1.93% -27.88% 2.25%

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 $7,651.32 $198.38 20.66
Quanta Services Competitors $4,789.83 $53.24 23.47

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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Quanta Services and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Quanta Services 0 2 8 0 2.80
Quanta Services Competitors 159 913 1576 18 2.55

Quanta Services presently has a consensus target price of $43.38, suggesting a potential upside of 18.64%. As a group, “Construction & Engineering” companies have a potential upside of 41.22%. Given Quanta Services’ rivals higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Quanta Services has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Summary

Quanta Services beats its rivals 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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