Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. (NYSE: CBI) and URS Corp (NYSE:URS) are both construction companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, risk, valuation and institutional ownership.
This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. and URS Corp, as provided 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|
Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. currently has a consensus target price of $20.50, suggesting a potential upside of 28.13%. Given Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V.’s higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. is more favorable than URS Corp.
This table compares Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. and URS Corp’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%|
Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. pays an annual dividend of $0.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.8%. URS Corp does not pay a dividend. Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. pays out -3.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
67.9% of Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.1% of Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. and URS Corp’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V.||$9.49 billion||0.17||$9.27 million||($9.43)||-1.70|
Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. has higher revenue and earnings than URS Corp.
Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. beats URS Corp on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V.
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.
About URS Corp
URS Corporation (URS) is a provider of engineering, construction and technical services. The Company offers a range of program management, planning, design, engineering, construction and construction management, operations and maintenance, and decommissioning and closure services to public agencies and private sector clients worldwide. It provides its services through four reporting segments: Infrastructure & Environment, Federal Services, Energy & Construction, and Oil & Gas Divisions. URS also is a United States federal government contractor in the areas of systems engineering and technical assistance, operations and maintenance, and information technology (IT) services. It provides services for federal, oil and gas, infrastructure, power, and industrial projects and programs. On May 14, 2012, it completed the acquisition of Flint Energy Services Ltd.
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