Grana y Montero S.A.A. (NYSE: GRAM) and Orion Group Holdings (NYSE:ORN) are both small-cap construction companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares Grana y Montero S.A.A. and Orion Group Holdings’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Grana y Montero S.A.A. 0.82% 1.55% 0.52%
Orion Group Holdings -0.98% 1.37% 0.70%

Risk & Volatility

Grana y Montero S.A.A. has a beta of 0.75, suggesting that its share price is 25% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Orion Group Holdings has a beta of 1.27, suggesting that its share price is 27% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Grana y Montero S.A.A. and Orion Group Holdings, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Grana y Montero S.A.A. 2 0 0 0 1.00
Orion Group Holdings 0 2 1 0 2.33

Orion Group Holdings has a consensus price target of $8.33, indicating a potential upside of 37.97%. Given Orion Group Holdings’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Orion Group Holdings is more favorable than Grana y Montero S.A.A..

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Grana y Montero S.A.A. and Orion Group Holdings’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Grana y Montero S.A.A. N/A N/A N/A $0.11 33.09
Orion Group Holdings $584.49 million 0.29 $31.23 million ($0.21) -28.76

Orion Group Holdings has higher revenue and earnings than Grana y Montero S.A.A.. Orion Group Holdings is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Grana y Montero S.A.A., indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

11.8% of Grana y Montero S.A.A. shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 87.8% of Orion Group Holdings shares are held by institutional investors. 27.4% of Grana y Montero S.A.A. shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 8.0% of Orion Group Holdings shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Orion Group Holdings beats Grana y Montero S.A.A. on 8 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Grana y Montero S.A.A.

Grana y Montero SAA is a Peru-based holding company primarily engaged in the four business areas: Construction and Engineering Industry, Real Estate, Oil Services, and Operation of Public Concessions and Business Support Services. Through its subsidiaries, the Company provides such services as the development and management of real estate properties and leisure facilities; the exploration, production and sale of oil, natural gas and its derivates; the storage and distribution of combustibles; information technology services; engineering consultancy; the operation and maintenance of rails and roads concessions; as well as the execution and management of projects related to the generation of electric power; among others. The Company owns such subsidiaries as GMD SA, Adexus SA, Concar SA, Survial SA, Norvial SA and Promotores Asociados de Inmobiliarios SA, among others.

About Orion Group Holdings

Orion Group Holdings, Inc., formerly Orion Marine Group, Inc., is engaged in heavy civil construction project management business. The Company specializes in marine construction. It provides a range of heavy civil marine construction services to federal agencies, state and municipal governments, and private commercial and industrial customers. Its heavy civil marine construction and project management services include new construction, dredging, repair and maintenance, and other related specialty services. It provides heavy civil marine construction services on, over and under the water in the continental United States, Alaska, Canada and the Caribbean Basin. It provides heavy civil marine construction services through projects that are obtained primarily through a competitive bid or contract process. It also provides tilt-wall construction services, parking structures, concrete slabs for commercial and institutional applications, curbs, gutters and paving, among other capabilities.

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