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Consumer confidence slips in February as anxiety over potential recession surprisingly reappears
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S&P 500   5,078.18
DOW   38,972.41
QQQ   437.60
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Is Gold Really Boring? (Ad)
Goldman upgraded Nvidia stock, one metric says it could go higher
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Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities
Critical asset just had biggest fall on record (Ad)
Consumer confidence slips in February as anxiety over potential recession surprisingly reappears
Beyond Meat's shares soar on better-than-expected Q4 revenue despite weak US sales
S&P 500   5,078.18
DOW   38,972.41
QQQ   437.60
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Consumer confidence slips in February as anxiety over potential recession surprisingly reappears
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Balfour Beatty (BBY) Competitors

GBX 336.20
-2.20 (-0.65%)
(As of 01:51 PM ET)

BBY vs. HILS, BAB, MGNS, RNWH, KLR, KIE, DATA, TPK, RHIM, and SRP

Should you be buying Balfour Beatty stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Balfour Beatty include Hill & Smith (HILS), Babcock International Group (BAB), Morgan Sindall Group (MGNS), Renew (RNWH), Keller Group (KLR), Kier Group (KIE), GlobalData (DATA), Travis Perkins (TPK), RHI Magnesita (RHIM), and Serco Group (SRP). These companies are all part of the "industrials" sector.

Balfour Beatty vs.

Hill & Smith (LON:HILS) and Balfour Beatty (LON:BBY) are both small-cap industrials companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, earnings, community ranking, media sentiment and profitability.

Hill & Smith has a net margin of 8.13% compared to Hill & Smith's net margin of 3.22%. Hill & Smith's return on equity of 18.72% beat Balfour Beatty's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Hill & Smith8.13% 16.34% 8.72%
Balfour Beatty 3.22%18.72%2.09%

Balfour Beatty received 325 more outperform votes than Hill & Smith when rated by MarketBeat users. However, 70.33% of users gave Hill & Smith an outperform vote while only 65.42% of users gave Balfour Beatty an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
Hill & SmithOutperform Votes
320
70.33%
Underperform Votes
135
29.67%
Balfour BeattyOutperform Votes
645
65.42%
Underperform Votes
341
34.58%

Balfour Beatty has higher revenue and earnings than Hill & Smith. Balfour Beatty is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Hill & Smith, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Hill & Smith£803M1.82£64.60M£0.802,275.00
Balfour Beatty£7.84B0.23£252M£0.42805.71

79.0% of Hill & Smith shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 69.8% of Balfour Beatty shares are held by institutional investors. 2.0% of Hill & Smith shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 1.2% of Balfour Beatty shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

In the previous week, Hill & Smith had 2 more articles in the media than Balfour Beatty. MarketBeat recorded 3 mentions for Hill & Smith and 1 mentions for Balfour Beatty. Hill & Smith's average media sentiment score of 0.67 beat Balfour Beatty's score of 0.24 indicating that Balfour Beatty is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Hill & Smith
1 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
1 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
1 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral
Balfour Beatty
0 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
0 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

Hill & Smith has a beta of 1.26, indicating that its share price is 26% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Balfour Beatty has a beta of 0.78, indicating that its share price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Hill & Smith pays an annual dividend of GBX 37 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.0%. Balfour Beatty pays an annual dividend of GBX 11 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.3%. Hill & Smith pays out 4,625.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Balfour Beatty pays out 2,619.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Balfour Beatty is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Hill & Smith presently has a consensus target price of GBX 1,802.50, indicating a potential downside of 0.96%. Given Balfour Beatty's higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Hill & Smith is more favorable than Balfour Beatty.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hill & Smith
0 Sell rating(s)
1 Hold rating(s)
4 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.80
Balfour Beatty
0 Sell rating(s)
0 Hold rating(s)
0 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
N/A

Summary

Hill & Smith beats Balfour Beatty on 12 of the 19 factors compared between the two stocks.


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Media Sentiment Over Time

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BBY vs. The Competition

MetricBalfour BeattyEngineering & Construction IndustryIndustrials SectorLON Exchange
Market Cap£1.82B£1.79B£4.28B£1.43B
Dividend Yield3.25%4.58%4.33%12.06%
P/E Ratio805.71423.93399.081,832.61
Price / Sales0.2340.96569.19439,242.13
Price / Cash1.9513.9026.5634.18
Price / Book1.563.093.922.59
Net Income£252M£54.19M£243.75M£190.20M
7 Day Performance2.52%2.42%0.88%0.26%
1 Month Performance-1.97%3.19%2.24%-0.60%
1 Year Performance-7.24%15.38%7.53%7.18%

Balfour Beatty Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
HILS
Hill & Smith
0.2067 of 5 stars
GBX 1,786
-2.9%
GBX 1,802.50
+0.9%
+33.8%£1.43B£803M2,232.504,250Gap Down
BAB
Babcock International Group
0.147 of 5 stars
GBX 489
+1.9%
GBX 502.67
+2.8%
+45.9%£2.47B£4.47B8,150.0026,115
MGNS
Morgan Sindall Group
0 of 5 stars
GBX 2,215
-1.3%
N/A+28.3%£1.05B£3.85B1,616.797,600Dividend Increase
RNWH
Renew
0 of 5 stars
GBX 842
-1.3%
GBX 950
+12.8%
+19.3%£666.36M£921.55M1,427.124,361Dividend Increase
KLR
Keller Group
2.1474 of 5 stars
GBX 829
flat
GBX 1,250
+50.8%
+9.0%£603.35M£3.08B1,010.9810,000News Coverage
KIE
Kier Group
3.2581 of 5 stars
GBX 129.20
-0.2%
GBX 180
+39.3%
+69.2%£576.78M£3.38B1,435.569,964
DATA
GlobalData
0 of 5 stars
GBX 196.50
-0.3%
N/A-84.7%£1.66B£267.20M3,930.003,652
TPK
Travis Perkins
2.2374 of 5 stars
GBX 770.60
-0.4%
GBX 960.43
+24.6%
-28.5%£1.64B£4.93B1,133.2419,956Gap Down
RHIM
RHI Magnesita
0 of 5 stars
GBX 3,400
-5.2%
GBX 2,835
-16.6%
+37.2%£1.60B£3.46B1,365.4615,000Gap Down
SRP
Serco Group
0.8273 of 5 stars
GBX 179.80
-0.7%
GBX 211.40
+17.6%
+20.5%£1.98B£4.83B998.8950,000Analyst Report
News Coverage
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This page (LON:BBY) was last updated on 2/28/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff