Head to Head Survey: NV5 (NVEE) and Tencent (TCEHY)

NV5 (NASDAQ: NVEE) and Tencent (OTCMKTS:TCEHY) are both business services companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, risk, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for NV5 and Tencent, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
NV5 0 1 3 0 2.75
Tencent 0 0 4 0 3.00

NV5 presently has a consensus price target of $58.00, indicating a potential downside of 6.60%. Tencent has a consensus price target of $63.00, indicating a potential upside of 24.73%. Given Tencent’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Tencent is more favorable than NV5.

Dividends

Tencent pays an annual dividend of $0.07 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.1%. NV5 does not pay a dividend. Tencent pays out 7.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

56.1% of NV5 shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.3% of Tencent shares are owned by institutional investors. 26.0% of NV5 shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares NV5 and Tencent’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
NV5 7.21% 15.89% 9.18%
Tencent 30.08% 26.08% 12.48%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares NV5 and Tencent’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
NV5 $333.03 million 2.05 $24.00 million $2.38 26.09
Tencent $36.39 billion 13.19 $10.94 billion $0.94 53.73

Tencent has higher revenue and earnings than NV5. NV5 is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Tencent, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Volatility and Risk

NV5 has a beta of 1.05, meaning that its share price is 5% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Tencent has a beta of 1.15, meaning that its share price is 15% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Tencent beats NV5 on 12 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

NV5 Company Profile

NV5 Global, Inc. provides professional and technical engineering and consulting services to public and private sector clients in the infrastructure, energy, construction, real estate, and environmental markets in the United States and internationally. It operates through two segments, Infrastructure; and Building, Technology & Sciences. The company offers site selection and planning, design, water resources, transportation, structural engineering, land development, surveying, power delivery, building code compliance, and other services; and construction materials testing and engineering, geotechnical engineering and consulting, and forensic consulting services. It also provides governmental outsourcing and consulting, and technical outsourcing services, as well as building program management services. In addition, the company offers mechanical, electrical, and plumbing design services; commissioning services; energy performance, management, and optimization services; acoustical design consulting services; and audiovisual?security and surveillance?information technology?data center services, as well as energy services. Further, it provides various services, such as investigating and analyzing environmental conditions, and recommending corrective measures and procedures; occupational health and safety services; hydrogeological modeling and environmental programs; water resource planning, monitoring, and environmental management of wastewater facilities; solid waste landfill investigations; permitting and compliance; storm water pollution; environmental impact statement support; agricultural waste management and permitting; and wetland evaluations. The company was formerly known as NV5 Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to NV5 Global, Inc. in December 2015. NV5 Global, Inc. was founded in 1949 and is headquartered in Hollywood, Florida.

Tencent Company Profile

Tencent Holdings Limited, an investment holding company, provides Internet value-added services (VAS) and online advertising services in Mainland China, Hong Kong, North America, Europe, other Asian countries, and internationally. The company operates through VAS, Online Advertising, and Others segments. It offers online/mobile games, community VAS, and applications across various Internet and mobile platforms; instant messaging services; and online literature services. The company's online advertising services include display advertising; and delivery of pay-for click, pay-for download, or pay-for instant display advertisements. The company also provides payment related, cloud, and other services. In addition, it is involved in the development of software and provision of information technology services; asset management business; design and production of advertisement; development and operation of online games; and provision of online music entertainment services. Tencent Holdings Limited has strategic partnerships with Dentsu Aegis Network and Ubisoft. The company was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Shenzhen, China.

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