Dycom Industries (NYSE: DY) and Aegion (NASDAQ:AEGN) are both construction companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation and institutional ownership.
This table compares Dycom Industries and Aegion’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Dycom Industries and Aegion, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Dycom Industries currently has a consensus price target of $122.00, suggesting a potential upside of 13.35%. Aegion has a consensus price target of $26.33, suggesting a potential upside of 14.94%. Given Aegion’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Aegion is more favorable than Dycom Industries.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Dycom Industries and Aegion’s gross 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||1.09||$23.66 million||N/A||N/A|
|Aegion||$1.36 billion||0.55||-$69.05 million||$1.03||22.24|
Dycom Industries has higher revenue and earnings than Aegion.
Volatility and Risk
Dycom Industries has a beta of 1.39, indicating that its share price is 39% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Aegion has a beta of 1.69, indicating that its share price is 69% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
93.9% of Aegion shares are held by institutional investors. 5.4% of Dycom Industries shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 3.4% of Aegion shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Dycom Industries beats Aegion on 10 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.
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.
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