Comparing QualTek Services (NASDAQ:QTEK) & Primoris Services (NASDAQ:PRIM)

Primoris Services (NASDAQ:PRIMGet Rating) and QualTek Services (NASDAQ:QTEKGet Rating) are both small-cap construction companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, risk, dividends and valuation.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for Primoris Services and QualTek Services, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Primoris Services 1 0 3 0 2.50
QualTek Services 0 0 2 0 3.00

Primoris Services currently has a consensus price target of $31.67, indicating a potential upside of 28.10%. QualTek Services has a consensus price target of $7.00, indicating a potential upside of 201.72%. Given QualTek Services’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe QualTek Services is more favorable than Primoris Services.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Primoris Services and QualTek Services’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Primoris Services $3.50 billion 0.38 $115.61 million $2.14 11.55
QualTek Services $612.24 million 0.06 -$110.43 million N/A N/A

Primoris Services has higher revenue and earnings than QualTek Services.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

87.4% of Primoris Services shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 65.5% of QualTek Services shares are held by institutional investors. 1.4% of Primoris Services shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Primoris Services and QualTek Services’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Primoris Services 3.31% 14.21% 5.33%
QualTek Services N/A -921.32% -25.91%

Summary

Primoris Services beats QualTek Services on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Primoris Services Company Profile (Get Rating)

Primoris Services Corporation, a specialty contractor company, provides a range of construction, fabrication, maintenance, replacement, and engineering services in the United States and Canada. It operates through three segments: Utilities, Energy/Renewables, and Pipeline Services. The Utilities segment offers installation and maintenance services for new and existing natural gas distribution systems, electric utility distribution and transmission systems, and communications systems. The Energy/Renewables segment provides a range of services, including engineering, procurement, and construction, as well as retrofits, highway and bridge construction, demolition, site work, soil stabilization, mass excavation, flood control, upgrades, repairs, outages, and maintenance services to renewable energy and energy storage, renewable fuels, petroleum, refining, and petrochemical industries, as well as state departments of transportation. The Pipeline Services segment offers a range of services comprising pipeline construction, maintenance, facility, and integrity services; installation of compressor and pump stations; and metering facilities for entities in the petroleum and petrochemical industries, as well as gas, water, and sewer utilities. The company was founded in 1960 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

QualTek Services Company Profile (Get Rating)

QualTek Services Inc. provides communications infrastructure services and renewables solutions to telecommunications and utilities industries in North America. The company operates through two segments, Telecom, and Renewables and Recovery Logistics. The Telecom segment performs site acquisition, engineering, project management, installation, testing, last mile installation, and maintenance solutions of communication infrastructure for telecommunication and cable providers, businesses, public venues, government facilities, and residential subscribers. The Renewables and Recovery Logistics segment offers fiber optic construction, maintenance, and repair services; continuity and disaster relief services to telecommunication and utility companies; and business-as-usual services, such as generator storage, and repair and cell maintenance services. The company was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania.

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