Comparing Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. (CBI) & Its Rivals

Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. (NYSE: CBI) is one of 48 public companies in the “Construction & Engineering” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. to similar businesses based on the strength of its dividends, earnings, profitability, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Volatility & Risk

Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. has a beta of 2.08, indicating that its share price is 108% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V.’s rivals have a beta of 1.27, indicating that their average share price is 27% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. and its rivals’ 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. Competitors 3.14% 10.48% 3.43%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. $9.49 billion $9.27 million -1.70
Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. Competitors $3.12 billion $144.11 million 18.82

Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its rivals. Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. and its rivals, 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. Competitors 195 991 1560 21 2.51

Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. currently has a consensus price target of $20.50, suggesting a potential upside of 28.13%. As a group, “Construction & Engineering” companies have a potential upside of 23.89%. Given Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V.’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. is more favorable than its rivals.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

67.9% of Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 79.1% of shares of all “Construction & Engineering” companies are owned by institutional investors. 1.1% of Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 11.1% of shares of all “Construction & Engineering” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. pays an annual dividend of $0.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.8%. Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. pays out -3.0% 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 125.1% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. is clearly a better dividend stock than its rivals, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Summary

Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. rivals beat Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. on 9 of the 14 factors compared.

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.

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