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Costain Group (COST) Competitors

GBX 78.80
+3.80 (+5.07%)
(As of 02:26 PM ET)

COST vs. GFRD, SFR, CTO, BILN, KIE, RNWH, KLR, KEYS, BRCK, and CPI

Should you be buying Costain Group stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Costain Group include Galliford Try (GFRD), Severfield (SFR), TClarke (CTO), Billington (BILN), Kier Group (KIE), Renew (RNWH), Keller Group (KLR), Keystone Law Group (KEYS), Brickability Group (BRCK), and Capita (CPI). These companies are all part of the "industrials" sector.

Costain Group vs.

Galliford Try (LON:GFRD) and Costain Group (LON:COST) are both small-cap industrials companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their media sentiment, earnings, analyst recommendations, community ranking, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, profitability and valuation.

Galliford Try has a beta of 1, indicating that its share price has a similar volatility profile to the S&P 500.Comparatively, Costain Group has a beta of 2.4, indicating that its share price is 140% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Costain Group received 152 more outperform votes than Galliford Try when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 84.18% of users gave Costain Group an outperform vote while only 71.33% of users gave Galliford Try an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
Galliford TryOutperform Votes
311
71.33%
Underperform Votes
125
28.67%
Costain GroupOutperform Votes
463
84.18%
Underperform Votes
87
15.82%

63.6% of Galliford Try shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 45.2% of Costain Group shares are held by institutional investors. 9.3% of Galliford Try shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 21.4% of Costain Group shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Galliford Try currently has a consensus price target of GBX 300, suggesting a potential upside of 22.95%. Given Costain Group's higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Galliford Try is more favorable than Costain Group.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Galliford Try
0 Sell rating(s)
0 Hold rating(s)
1 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
3.00
Costain Group
0 Sell rating(s)
0 Hold rating(s)
0 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
N/A

Costain Group has a net margin of 1.66% compared to Costain Group's net margin of 0.94%. Costain Group's return on equity of 12.63% beat Galliford Try's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Galliford Try0.94% 12.63% 2.33%
Costain Group 1.66%10.27%5.69%

Costain Group has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Galliford Try. Galliford Try is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Costain Group, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Galliford Try£1.53B0.00£14.50M£0.1417.00
Costain Group£1.33B0.16£22.10M£0.08937.50

Galliford Try pays an annual dividend of GBX 12 per share and has a dividend yield of 504.2%. Costain Group pays an annual dividend of GBX 1 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.3%. Galliford Try pays out 8,571.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Costain Group pays out 1,250.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

In the previous week, Costain Group had 2 more articles in the media than Galliford Try. MarketBeat recorded 2 mentions for Costain Group and 0 mentions for Galliford Try. Galliford Try's average media sentiment score of 0.13 beat Costain Group's score of 0.00 indicating that Costain Group is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Overall Sentiment
Galliford Try Neutral
Costain Group Neutral

Summary

Costain Group beats Galliford Try on 12 of the 19 factors compared between the two stocks.

New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

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Media Sentiment Over Time

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COST vs. The Competition

MetricCostain GroupEngineering & Construction IndustryIndustrials SectorLON Exchange
Market Cap£207.54M£1.68B£3.14B£1.36B
Dividend Yield1.60%3.78%4.18%11.99%
P/E Ratio937.50422.02393.211,713.97
Price / Sales0.1640.32590.97310,690.18
Price / Cash0.8716.5130.5232.83
Price / Book0.952.903.672.49
Net Income£22.10M£62.40M£210.94M£179.61M
7 Day Performance-3.35%-1.97%4.70%3.74%
1 Month Performance12.61%-3.29%10.76%2.47%
1 Year Performance35.87%15.19%20.07%16.43%

Costain Group Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
GFRD
Galliford Try
0 of 5 stars
GBX 240
flat
GBX 300
+25.0%
+39.3%£246.46M£1.53B1,714.293,922Gap Up
SFR
Severfield
0 of 5 stars
GBX 54
-4.3%
N/A+14.9%£167.15M£472.14M771.431,800Dividend Cut
Gap Up
CTO
TClarke
0 of 5 stars
GBX 160.50
+28.4%
N/A+19.3%£84.82M£491M1,146.431,294Gap Up
High Trading Volume
BILN
Billington
0 of 5 stars
GBX 495
+1.0%
N/A+20.9%£63.66M£100.58M883.93370Dividend Increase
Insider Selling
News Coverage
High Trading Volume
KIE
Kier Group
2.2223 of 5 stars
GBX 125.40
flat
GBX 210
+67.5%
+69.9%£559.85M£3.72B1,393.3310,286
RNWH
Renew
0.1444 of 5 stars
GBX 907
-2.8%
GBX 950
+4.7%
+30.4%£717.80M£921.55M1,537.294,361Dividend Increase
KLR
Keller Group
2.4009 of 5 stars
GBX 1,052
-2.6%
GBX 1,300
+23.6%
+53.6%£762.07M£2.97B869.4210,000Gap Down
KEYS
Keystone Law Group
0 of 5 stars
GBX 670
+3.9%
N/A+38.6%£210.92M£80.76M2,913.0471Dividend Cut
BRCK
Brickability Group
0 of 5 stars
GBX 67.50
-0.7%
N/A-1.5%£215.66M£653.26M750.00700Dividend Cut
CPI
Capita
2.7767 of 5 stars
GBX 13.34
-5.9%
GBX 1,800
+13,393.3%
-61.6%£225.45M£2.81B-133.4043,000

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This page (LON:COST) was last updated on 4/22/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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