CHINA RWY GRP L/ADR (OTCMKTS:CRWOY) and Fluor Co. (NEW) (NYSE:FLR) are both mid-cap construction companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership and valuation.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares CHINA RWY GRP L/ADR and Fluor Co. (NEW)’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|CHINA RWY GRP L/ADR||$101.94 billion||0.04||$2.38 billion||N/A||N/A|
|Fluor Co. (NEW)||$19.52 billion||0.25||$191.37 million||$1.63||21.15|
CHINA RWY GRP L/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than Fluor Co. (NEW).
This table compares CHINA RWY GRP L/ADR and Fluor Co. (NEW)’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|CHINA RWY GRP L/ADR||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Fluor Co. (NEW)||1.21%||11.31%||3.97%|
This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for CHINA RWY GRP L/ADR and Fluor Co. (NEW), as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|CHINA RWY GRP L/ADR||0||0||0||0||N/A|
|Fluor Co. (NEW)||0||7||7||0||2.50|
Fluor Co. (NEW) has a consensus price target of $56.77, indicating a potential upside of 64.64%. Given Fluor Co. (NEW)’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Fluor Co. (NEW) is more favorable than CHINA RWY GRP L/ADR.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
88.0% of Fluor Co. (NEW) shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.4% of Fluor Co. (NEW) shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Risk & Volatility
CHINA RWY GRP L/ADR has a beta of 0.53, indicating that its share price is 47% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Fluor Co. (NEW) has a beta of 1.75, indicating that its share price is 75% more volatile than the S&P 500.
CHINA RWY GRP L/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.34 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. Fluor Co. (NEW) pays an annual dividend of $0.84 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.4%. Fluor Co. (NEW) pays out 51.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
Fluor Co. (NEW) beats CHINA RWY GRP L/ADR on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
CHINA RWY GRP L/ADR Company Profile
China Railway Group Limited, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an integrated construction company in the People’s Republic of China. Its Infrastructure Construction segment constructs railways, highways, bridges, tunnels, metropolitan railways, buildings, irrigation works, hydroelectricity projects, ports, docks, airports, and other municipal works. The company’s Survey, Design and Consulting Services segment provides survey, design, consulting, research and development, feasibility study, and compliance certification services to infrastructure construction projects. Its Engineering Equipment and Component Manufacturing segment designs, researches and develops, manufactures, and sells turnouts and other railway related equipment and materials, steel structures, and engineering machinery. The company’s Property Development segment develops, sells, and manages residential and commercial properties. Its Other Businesses segment is involved in mining, financial, service concession arrangements operation, merchandise trading, and other ancillary businesses. The company was founded in 1950 and is based in Beijing, China.
Fluor Co. (NEW) Company Profile
Fluor Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides engineering, procurement, construction, fabrication and modularization, commissioning and maintenance, and project management services worldwide. The company’s Energy & Chemicals segment offers a range of design, engineering, procurement, construction, fabrication, and project management services in the upstream, midstream, downstream, chemical, petrochemical, offshore and onshore oil and gas production, liquefied natural gas and pipeline markets. Its Mining, Industrial, Infrastructure & Power segment provides design, engineering, procurement, construction, and project management services to the mining and metals, transportation, life sciences, advanced manufacturing, water, and power sectors. The company’s Government segment offers engineering, construction, logistics, base and facilities operations and maintenance, contingency response, and environmental and nuclear services to the United States government, as well as governments internationally. This segment also provides engineering and construction services, logistics, and life-support services, as well as contingency operations support services to the defense sector. Its Diversified Services segment provides facility start-up and management, plant and facility maintenance, operations support, and asset management services to the oil and gas, chemicals, life sciences, mining and metals, consumer products, and manufacturing industries; site and fleet management services; and technical, professional, and craft resources. This segment also offers fossil, renewable, and nuclear plant maintenance services; and facility management, operations support, asset performance improvement, capital modifications and improvements, operations readiness, and start-up commissioning services. The company also offers unionized management and construction services. Fluor Corporation was founded in 1912 and is headquartered in Irving, Texas.
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