Primoris Services Corp (NASDAQ: PRIM) is one of 48 publicly-traded companies in the “Construction & Engineering” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Primoris Services Corp to similar companies based on the strength of its risk, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability and earnings.
Risk and Volatility
Primoris Services Corp has a beta of 1.55, indicating that its stock price is 55% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Primoris Services Corp’s peers have a beta of 1.27, indicating that their average stock price is 27% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of recent ratings for Primoris Services Corp and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Primoris Services Corp||0||5||3||0||2.38|
|Primoris Services Corp Competitors||158||907||1564||18||2.54|
Primoris Services Corp currently has a consensus target price of $28.00, suggesting a potential downside of 1.41%. As a group, “Construction & Engineering” companies have a potential upside of 22.31%. Given Primoris Services Corp’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Primoris Services Corp has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.
Primoris Services Corp pays an annual dividend of $0.22 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. Primoris Services Corp pays out 23.4% 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 119.3% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Primoris Services Corp and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||EBITDA||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Primoris Services Corp||$2.30 billion||$162.46 million||30.21|
|Primoris Services Corp Competitors||$3.12 billion||$137.70 million||19.03|
Primoris Services Corp’s peers have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Primoris Services Corp. Primoris Services Corp is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
69.7% of Primoris Services Corp shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 79.0% of shares of all “Construction & Engineering” companies are held by institutional investors. 24.0% of Primoris Services Corp shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 11.1% of shares of all “Construction & Engineering” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Primoris Services Corp and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Primoris Services Corp||3.55%||16.98%||7.63%|
|Primoris Services Corp Competitors||1.93%||-27.76%||2.28%|
Primoris Services Corp beats its peers on 8 of the 15 factors compared.
About Primoris Services Corp
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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