Kier Group (KIE) Competitors

GBX 131.60
+0.60 (+0.46%)
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KIE vs. RNWH, KLR, GFRD, COST, SFR, MGNS, HILS, BBY, STEM, and VLX

Should you be buying Kier Group stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Kier Group include Renew (RNWH), Keller Group (KLR), Galliford Try (GFRD), Costain Group (COST), Severfield (SFR), Morgan Sindall Group (MGNS), Hill & Smith (HILS), Balfour Beatty (BBY), SThree (STEM), and Volex (VLX). These companies are all part of the "industrials" sector.

Kier Group vs.

Renew (LON:RNWH) and Kier Group (LON:KIE) are both small-cap industrials companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, community ranking, analyst recommendations, media sentiment, dividends, risk, valuation, profitability and institutional ownership.

Kier Group received 285 more outperform votes than Renew when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 81.27% of users gave Kier Group an outperform vote while only 73.42% of users gave Renew an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
RenewOutperform Votes
279
73.42%
Underperform Votes
101
26.58%
Kier GroupOutperform Votes
564
81.27%
Underperform Votes
130
18.73%

Renew has a net margin of 4.71% compared to Renew's net margin of 1.08%. Kier Group's return on equity of 28.69% beat Renew's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Renew4.71% 28.69% 9.10%
Kier Group 1.08%8.04%2.22%

Renew has a beta of 0.98, meaning that its stock price is 2% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Kier Group has a beta of 0.82, meaning that its stock price is 18% less volatile than the S&P 500.

In the previous week, Renew had 2 more articles in the media than Kier Group. MarketBeat recorded 3 mentions for Renew and 1 mentions for Kier Group. Renew's average media sentiment score of 0.16 beat Kier Group's score of 0.07 indicating that Kier Group is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Renew
1 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
1 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral
Kier Group
0 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
0 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral

62.9% of Renew shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 94.8% of Kier Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.3% of Renew shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 5.9% of Kier Group shares are owned 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.

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

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Renew£921.55M0.81£47.06M£0.591,591.89
Kier Group£3.72B0.16£40.20M£0.091,471.11

Renew currently has a consensus price target of GBX 950, suggesting a potential upside of 1.53%. Kier Group has a consensus price target of GBX 210, suggesting a potential upside of 58.85%. Given Renew's higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Kier Group is more favorable than Renew.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Renew
0 Sell rating(s)
0 Hold rating(s)
3 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
3.00
Kier Group
0 Sell rating(s)
0 Hold rating(s)
1 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
3.00

Renew pays an annual dividend of GBX 18 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. Kier Group pays an annual dividend of GBX 3 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.3%. Renew pays out 3,050.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Kier Group pays out 3,333.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Summary

Renew beats Kier Group on 11 of the 19 factors compared between the two stocks.

New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

This chart shows the number of new MarketBeat users adding KIE and its top 5 competitors to their watchlist. Each company is represented with a line over a 90 day period.
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Media Sentiment Over Time

This chart shows the average media sentiment of LON and its competitors over the past 90 days as caculated by MarketBeat. The averaged score is equivalent to the following: Very Negative Sentiment <= -1.5, Negative Sentiment > -1.5 and <= -0.5, Neutral Sentiment > -0.5 and < 0.5, Positive Sentiment >= 0.5 and < 1.5, and Very Positive Sentiment >= 1.5.
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KIE vs. The Competition

MetricKier GroupEngineering & Construction IndustryIndustrials SectorLON Exchange
Market Cap£591.10M£1.59B£3.72B£1.40B
Dividend Yield2.51%3.89%4.20%11.99%
P/E Ratio1,471.11451.21410.781,726.37
Price / Sales0.1645.16586.91327,688.49
Price / Cash0.9113.6227.6032.82
Price / Book1.102.883.742.52
Net Income£40.20M£61.71M£209.95M£179.71M
7 Day Performance4.25%1.16%2.97%1.06%
1 Month Performance0.30%-0.38%19.74%9.09%
1 Year Performance75.36%18.06%19.82%16.66%

Kier Group Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
RNWH
Renew
0.1905 of 5 stars
GBX 944
+3.2%
GBX 950
+0.6%
+37.4%£747.08M£921.55M1,600.004,361Dividend Increase
KLR
Keller Group
1.9065 of 5 stars
GBX 1,078
+2.5%
GBX 1,300
+20.6%
+55.2%£780.90M£2.97B890.919,500Positive News
GFRD
Galliford Try
2.9216 of 5 stars
GBX 248
+3.8%
GBX 300
+21.0%
+39.4%£254.67M£1.53B1,771.433,922Insider Buying
News Coverage
COST
Costain Group
0 of 5 stars
GBX 83.20
+5.6%
N/A+39.5%£230.23M£1.33B1,040.003,518High Trading Volume
SFR
Severfield
0 of 5 stars
GBX 68.80
+0.9%
N/A+21.3%£212.96M£472.14M982.861,800Dividend Cut
Gap Up
MGNS
Morgan Sindall Group
2.65 of 5 stars
GBX 2,330
+1.5%
GBX 3,000
+28.8%
+29.1%£1.08B£4.12B932.007,498News Coverage
Gap Up
High Trading Volume
HILS
Hill & Smith
0.2559 of 5 stars
GBX 1,918
+1.9%
GBX 1,903.33
-0.8%
+35.7%£1.54B£829.80M2,256.474,400
BBY
Balfour Beatty
0 of 5 stars
GBX 364.60
+1.3%
N/A-4.1%£1.95B£7.99B868.1025,230Gap Up
STEM
SThree
2.4694 of 5 stars
GBX 429.50
+0.4%
GBX 470
+9.4%
+2.5%£571.02M£1.66B1,022.622,654Positive News
VLX
Volex
2.1678 of 5 stars
GBX 323
+1.6%
GBX 420
+30.0%
+33.3%£586.63M£762.80M2,018.7512,000Gap Up

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This page (LON:KIE) was last updated on 4/25/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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