Financial Contrast: Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. (CBI) vs. Grana y Montero S.A.A. (GRAM)

Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. (NYSE: CBI) and Grana y Montero S.A.A. (NYSE:GRAM) are both small-cap construction companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, profitability, valuation and risk.

Volatility & Risk

Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. has a beta of 2.14, meaning that its stock price is 114% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Grana y Montero S.A.A. has a beta of 0.8, meaning that its stock price is 20% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

68.5% of Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 11.7% of Grana y Montero S.A.A. shares are held by institutional investors. 1.1% of Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. and Grana y Montero S.A.A., as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. 2 7 5 0 2.21
Grana y Montero S.A.A. 2 0 0 0 1.00

Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. currently has a consensus target price of $19.46, suggesting a potential upside of 39.61%. Given Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V.’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. is more favorable than Grana y Montero S.A.A..

Dividends

Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. pays an annual dividend of $0.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.0%. Grana y Montero S.A.A. does not pay a dividend. Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. pays out -3.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. and Grana y Montero S.A.A.’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. -10.54% -3.92% -0.82%
Grana y Montero S.A.A. 0.82% 1.55% 0.52%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. and Grana y Montero S.A.A.’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. $9.49 billion 0.15 $9.27 million ($9.43) -1.48
Grana y Montero S.A.A. N/A N/A N/A $0.11 40.91

Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. has higher revenue and earnings than Grana y Montero S.A.A.. Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Grana y Montero S.A.A., indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. beats Grana y Montero S.A.A. on 9 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. Company Profile

Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. provides services to customers in energy infrastructure market. The Company provides services, such as conceptual design, technology, engineering, procurement, fabrication, modularization, construction, commissioning, maintenance, program management and environmental services. Its Engineering and Construction segment provides engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) services. Its Fabrication Services segment provides fabrication and erection of steel plate structures; fabrication of piping systems and process modules, and manufacturing and distribution of pipe and fittings. The Technology segment provides process technology licenses and associated engineering services, and catalysts, for petrochemical and refining industries, and offers process planning and project development services.

Grana y Montero S.A.A. Company Profile

Grana y Montero SAA is a Peru-based holding company primarily engaged in the four business areas: Construction and Engineering Industry, Real Estate, Oil Services, and Operation of Public Concessions and Business Support Services. Through its subsidiaries, the Company provides such services as the development and management of real estate properties and leisure facilities; the exploration, production and sale of oil, natural gas and its derivates; the storage and distribution of combustibles; information technology services; engineering consultancy; the operation and maintenance of rails and roads concessions; as well as the execution and management of projects related to the generation of electric power; among others. The Company owns such subsidiaries as GMD SA, Adexus SA, Concar SA, Survial SA, Norvial SA and Promotores Asociados de Inmobiliarios SA, among others.

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