Tutor Perini Corporation (NYSE: TPC) and SPDR MSCI Europe Energy UCITS ETF (NYSE:STN) are both construction companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation and profitabiliy.

Dividends

SPDR MSCI Europe Energy UCITS ETF pays an annual dividend of $0.38 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. Tutor Perini Corporation does not pay a dividend. SPDR MSCI Europe Energy UCITS ETF pays out 126.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Tutor Perini Corporation has increased its dividend for 4 consecutive years.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

80.7% of Tutor Perini Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 58.8% of SPDR MSCI Europe Energy UCITS ETF shares are owned by institutional investors. 24.5% of Tutor Perini Corporation shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Tutor Perini Corporation and SPDR MSCI Europe Energy UCITS ETF’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Tutor Perini Corporation 1.88% 6.15% 2.29%
SPDR MSCI Europe Energy UCITS ETF 0.88% 9.78% 4.45%

Risk & Volatility

Tutor Perini Corporation has a beta of 2.47, meaning that its stock price is 147% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, SPDR MSCI Europe Energy UCITS ETF has a beta of 1.56, meaning that its stock price is 56% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Tutor Perini Corporation and SPDR MSCI Europe Energy UCITS ETF, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Tutor Perini Corporation 0 1 6 0 2.86
SPDR MSCI Europe Energy UCITS ETF 0 4 3 0 2.43

Tutor Perini Corporation presently has a consensus price target of $31.00, indicating a potential upside of 16.98%. SPDR MSCI Europe Energy UCITS ETF has a consensus price target of $33.20, indicating a potential upside of 40.38%. Given SPDR MSCI Europe Energy UCITS ETF’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe SPDR MSCI Europe Energy UCITS ETF is more favorable than Tutor Perini Corporation.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Tutor Perini Corporation and SPDR MSCI Europe Energy UCITS ETF’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Tutor Perini Corporation $5.01 billion 0.26 $274.30 million $1.87 14.17
SPDR MSCI Europe Energy UCITS ETF $2.48 billion 1.09 $263.15 million $0.30 78.83

Tutor Perini Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than SPDR MSCI Europe Energy UCITS ETF. Tutor Perini Corporation is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than SPDR MSCI Europe Energy UCITS ETF, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Tutor Perini Corporation beats SPDR MSCI Europe Energy UCITS ETF on 11 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

Tutor Perini Corporation Company Profile

Tutor Perini Corporation is a construction company offering general contracting, construction management and design-build services to private customers and public agencies across the world. The Company operates through three segments: Civil, Building and Specialty Contractors. Its Civil segment specializes in public works construction and the repair, replacement and reconstruction of infrastructure across various geographic regions of the United States. Its Building segment provides services to various specialized building markets for private and public works customers, including the hospitality and gaming, transportation, healthcare, corporate and municipal offices, sports and entertainment, education, correctional facilities, biotech, pharmaceutical and industrial markets. Its Specialty Contractors segment specializes in electrical, mechanical, plumbing, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), fire protection systems, and pneumatically placed concrete.

SPDR MSCI Europe Energy UCITS ETF Company Profile

Stantec Inc. is a provider of professional services in the area of infrastructure and facilities for clients in the public and private sectors. The Company’s operates through four segments Consulting Services-Canada, Consulting Services-United States, Consulting Services-Global and Construction Services. The Company’s services include engineering, architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, surveying, environmental sciences, construction services, project management, and project economics, from initial project concept and planning through to design, construction, commissioning, maintenance, decommissioning and remediation. The Company provides professional consulting services in engineering, architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, surveying, environmental services, project management and project economics in the area of infrastructure and facilities, principally under fee-for-service agreements with clients.

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