Aegion (NASDAQ: AEGN) and Grana y Montero SAA (NYSE:GRAM) are both small-cap construction companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends and earnings.
This table compares Aegion and Grana y Montero SAA’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Grana y Montero SAA||-2.28%||-4.61%||-1.55%|
Aegion has a beta of 1.69, meaning that its stock price is 69% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Grana y Montero SAA has a beta of 0.64, meaning that its stock price is 36% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Aegion and Grana y Montero SAA’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Aegion||$1.22 billion||0.61||$29.48 million||($1.21)||-18.98|
|Grana y Montero SAA||$1.93 billion||0.17||-$40.71 million||$0.25||9.80|
Aegion has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Grana y Montero SAA. Aegion is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Grana y Montero SAA, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Aegion and Grana y Montero SAA, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Grana y Montero SAA||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Aegion presently has a consensus price target of $26.33, suggesting a potential upside of 14.69%. Given Aegion’s higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Aegion is more favorable than Grana y Montero SAA.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
89.1% of Aegion shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 14.8% of Grana y Montero SAA shares are held by institutional investors. 3.6% of Aegion shares are held 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.
Aegion beats Grana y Montero SAA on 9 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
Aegion Company Profile
Aegion Corporation (Aegion) is engaged in providing infrastructure protection and maintenance. The Company operates through three segments: Infrastructure Solutions, Corrosion Protection and Energy Services. The Company offers service solutions, including rehabilitation of water and wastewater pipelines with Insituform cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) products; fusible polyvinyl chloride products for rehabilitation; fiber reinforced polymer systems for rehabilitation and strengthening; cathodic protection for corrosion engineering control and infrastructure rehabilitation; pipe coatings for corrosion control and prevention; high density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe lining for corrosion control, abrasion protection and pipeline rehabilitation, and construction and maintenance of oil and gas facilities. The Company’s Insituform CIPP Process for the rehabilitation of sewers, pipelines and other conduits utilizes a custom-manufactured tube, or liner, made of synthetic fiber.
Grana y Montero SAA 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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