Dycom Industries (NYSE: DY) and MasTec (NYSE:MTZ) are both mid-cap construction companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, profitability, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Dycom Industries and MasTec’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Dycom Industries||$3.07 billion||1.07||$23.66 million||N/A||N/A|
|MasTec||$6.61 billion||0.57||$347.21 million||$2.73||16.56|
MasTec has higher revenue and earnings than Dycom Industries.
This table compares Dycom Industries and MasTec’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Institutional and Insider Ownership
79.0% of MasTec shares are owned by institutional investors. 5.4% of Dycom Industries shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 20.1% of MasTec shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Risk and Volatility
Dycom Industries has a beta of 1.46, indicating that its stock price is 46% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, MasTec has a beta of 1.55, indicating that its stock price is 55% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of recent recommendations for Dycom Industries and MasTec, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Dycom Industries presently has a consensus price target of $122.00, suggesting a potential upside of 15.74%. MasTec has a consensus price target of $62.08, suggesting a potential upside of 37.35%. Given MasTec’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe MasTec is more favorable than Dycom Industries.
MasTec beats Dycom Industries on 9 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
Dycom Industries Company Profile
Dycom Industries, Inc. provides specialty contracting services in the United States and Canada. The company offers various specialty contracting services, including program management, engineering, construction, maintenance, and installation services, such as placement and splicing of fiber, copper, and coaxial cables to telecommunications providers. It also provides tower construction, lines and antenna installation, and foundation and equipment pad construction for wireless carriers, as well as equipment installation and material fabrication, and site testing services; and installs and maintains customer premise equipment, such as digital video recorders, set top boxes, and modems for cable television system operators. In addition, the company offers construction and maintenance services for electric and gas utilities, and other customers; and underground facility locating services, such as locating telephone, cable television, power, water, sewer, and gas lines for various utility companies, including telecommunication providers. Dycom Industries, Inc. was founded in 1969 and is based in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.
MasTec Company Profile
MasTec, Inc. is an infrastructure construction company, which engages in designing, building, installing, and maintaining infrastructures. It operates through the following segments: Communications; Oil and Gas, Electrical Transmissions; Power Generation and Industrial, and Other. The Communications segment performs engineering, construction, and maintenance of communications infrastructure primarily related to wireless and wire line communications and install to the home, and to a lesser extent, infrastructure for electrical utilities. The Oil and Gas segment performs engineering, construction and maintenance services on oil and natural gas pipelines and processing facilities for the energy and utilities industries. The Electrical Transmission segment serves the energy and utility industries through the engineering, construction, and maintenance of electrical transmission lines and substations. The Power Generation and Industrial segment engages in the installation and construction of power plants, wind farms, solar farms, related electrical transmission infrastructure, ethanol facilities, and various types of industrial infrastructure. The Other segment includes equity investees, as well as other small business units that perform construction and other services for a variety of international end-markets.The company was founded by Russell Burnup and Riley Sims in 1929 and is headquartered in Coral Gables, FL.
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