Primoris Services Corporation (PRIM) vs. Its Rivals Head-To-Head Contrast

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for Primoris Services Corporation and its competitors, as provided 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 156 890 1546 17 2.55

Primoris Services Corporation presently has a consensus price target of $26.67, suggesting a potential downside of 7.73%. As a group, “Construction & Engineering” companies have a potential upside of 19.89%. Given Primoris Services Corporation’s competitors stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Primoris Services Corporation has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

69.7% of Primoris Services Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 83.6% of shares of all “Construction & Engineering” companies are owned by institutional investors. 24.0% of Primoris Services Corporation shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 10.0% of shares of all “Construction & Engineering” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

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 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 125.9% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Primoris Services Corporation 2.09% 11.30% 4.90%
Primoris Services Corporation Competitors 1.97% -27.41% 2.31%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Primoris Services Corporation and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Primoris Services Corporation $2.30 billion $162.46 million 30.74
Primoris Services Corporation Competitors $3.12 billion $137.70 million 19.23

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

Risk & Volatility

Primoris Services Corporation has a beta of 1.55, meaning that its share price is 55% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Primoris Services Corporation’s competitors have a beta of 1.27, meaning that their average share price is 27% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Primoris Services Corporation beats its competitors on 8 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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