NCI Building Systems (NYSE: NCS) and Grana y Montero S.A.A. (NYSE:GRAM) are both small-cap construction companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares NCI Building Systems and Grana y Montero S.A.A.’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
NCI Building Systems 3.18% 18.31% 5.31%
Grana y Montero S.A.A. 0.82% 1.55% 0.52%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for NCI Building Systems and Grana y Montero S.A.A., as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
NCI Building Systems 0 1 3 0 2.75
Grana y Montero S.A.A. 2 0 0 0 1.00

NCI Building Systems currently has a consensus price target of $18.13, suggesting a potential upside of 25.43%. Given NCI Building Systems’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe NCI Building Systems is more favorable than Grana y Montero S.A.A..

Institutional and Insider Ownership

93.8% of NCI Building Systems shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 11.8% of Grana y Montero S.A.A. shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.8% of NCI Building Systems shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares NCI Building Systems and Grana y Montero S.A.A.’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
NCI Building Systems $1.75 billion 0.59 $156.28 million $0.79 18.29
Grana y Montero S.A.A. N/A N/A N/A $0.11 39.55

NCI Building Systems has higher revenue and earnings than Grana y Montero S.A.A.. NCI Building Systems 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.

Risk & Volatility

NCI Building Systems has a beta of 1.53, meaning that its share price is 53% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Grana y Montero S.A.A. has a beta of 0.72, meaning that its share price is 28% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

NCI Building Systems beats Grana y Montero S.A.A. on 11 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

NCI Building Systems Company Profile

NCI Building Systems, Inc. is a manufacturer and marketer of metal products in North America. The Company’s operating segments include Engineered building systems, Metal components and Metal coil coating. The Engineered building systems segment is engaged in the manufacturing of main frames and long bay systems, and engineering and drafting. The Metal components segment’s products include metal roof and wall panels, doors, metal partitions, metal trim, insulated metal panel (IMP) products and other related accessories. The Company manufactures and distributes a range of metal products for the non-residential construction market. It operates in the United States, Mexico, Canada and China. The Company provides metal coil coating services, and designs, engineers, manufactures and markets metal components and engineered building systems. It also provides metal coil coating services for commercial and construction applications, servicing both internal and external customers.

Grana y Montero S.A.A. Company Profile

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.

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