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Comfort Systems USA (FIX) Competitors

$293.65
+2.50 (+0.86%)
(As of 02/28/2024 ET)

FIX vs. EME, PWR, EXP, SSD, TREX, KBR, AYI, ALTR, TOL, and UFPI

Should you be buying Comfort Systems USA stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Comfort Systems USA include EMCOR Group (EME), Quanta Services (PWR), Eagle Materials (EXP), Simpson Manufacturing (SSD), Trex (TREX), KBR (KBR), Acuity Brands (AYI), Altair Engineering (ALTR), Toll Brothers (TOL), and UFP Industries (UFPI). These companies are all part of the "construction" sector.

Comfort Systems USA vs.

EMCOR Group (NYSE:EME) and Comfort Systems USA (NYSE:FIX) are both large-cap construction companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, earnings, community ranking, media sentiment, risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and dividends.

EMCOR Group pays an annual dividend of $0.72 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.2%. Comfort Systems USA pays an annual dividend of $1.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.3%. EMCOR Group pays out 6.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Comfort Systems USA pays out 11.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. EMCOR Group has increased its dividend for 3 consecutive years and Comfort Systems USA has increased its dividend for 11 consecutive years. Comfort Systems USA is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

EMCOR Group has a beta of 1.02, suggesting that its share price is 2% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Comfort Systems USA has a beta of 1.12, suggesting that its share price is 12% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Comfort Systems USA has a consensus target price of $302.00, indicating a potential upside of 2.84%. Given EMCOR Group's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Comfort Systems USA is more favorable than EMCOR Group.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
EMCOR Group
0 Sell rating(s)
1 Hold rating(s)
0 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.00
Comfort Systems USA
0 Sell rating(s)
2 Hold rating(s)
1 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.33

EMCOR Group received 33 more outperform votes than Comfort Systems USA when rated by MarketBeat users. However, 65.50% of users gave Comfort Systems USA an outperform vote while only 63.59% of users gave EMCOR Group an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
EMCOR GroupOutperform Votes
276
63.59%
Underperform Votes
158
36.41%
Comfort Systems USAOutperform Votes
243
65.50%
Underperform Votes
128
34.50%

92.6% of EMCOR Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 94.2% of Comfort Systems USA shares are held by institutional investors. 1.6% of EMCOR Group shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 2.2% of Comfort Systems USA shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

EMCOR Group has higher revenue and earnings than Comfort Systems USA. EMCOR Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Comfort Systems USA, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
EMCOR Group$11.08B1.30$406.12M$11.4726.63
Comfort Systems USA$5.21B2.01$323.40M$9.0032.63

In the previous week, Comfort Systems USA had 10 more articles in the media than EMCOR Group. MarketBeat recorded 31 mentions for Comfort Systems USA and 21 mentions for EMCOR Group. Comfort Systems USA's average media sentiment score of 0.86 beat EMCOR Group's score of 0.76 indicating that EMCOR Group is being referred to more favorably in the media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
EMCOR Group
7 Very Positive mention(s)
2 Positive mention(s)
8 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive
Comfort Systems USA
14 Very Positive mention(s)
5 Positive mention(s)
5 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

Comfort Systems USA has a net margin of 6.21% compared to Comfort Systems USA's net margin of 4.53%. EMCOR Group's return on equity of 26.99% beat Comfort Systems USA's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
EMCOR Group4.53% 26.05% 9.43%
Comfort Systems USA 6.21%26.99%10.28%

Summary

Comfort Systems USA beats EMCOR Group on 15 of the 21 factors compared between the two stocks.


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FIX vs. The Competition

MetricComfort Systems USAElectrical work IndustryConstruction SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$10.48B$15.45B$8.37B$17.35B
Dividend Yield0.35%0.25%2.02%3.58%
P/E Ratio32.6331.8119.1025.90
Price / Sales2.011.4717.647.15
Price / Cash25.6822.4916.2217.35
Price / Book8.206.385.435.92
Net Income$323.40M$391.70M$515.64M$861.52M
7 Day Performance18.55%10.02%1.99%0.54%
1 Month Performance37.86%30.94%6.51%0.28%
1 Year Performance101.90%96.74%28.55%89.59%

Comfort Systems USA Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
EME
EMCOR Group
2.1165 of 5 stars
$251.07
-0.7%
$188.00
-25.1%
+83.9%$11.90B$12.09B21.8935,500Short Interest ↑
News Coverage
Gap Up
PWR
Quanta Services
4.4601 of 5 stars
$209.26
-1.0%
$222.27
+6.2%
+46.5%$30.72B$19.51B44.6247,300Earnings Report
Analyst Report
EXP
Eagle Materials
4.0642 of 5 stars
$242.11
-1.8%
$222.00
-8.3%
+79.4%$8.34B$2.15B17.092,400Analyst Downgrade
Insider Selling
Short Interest ↑
Positive News
SSD
Simpson Manufacturing
2.9718 of 5 stars
$192.95
-0.4%
$190.00
-1.5%
+93.3%$8.23B$2.21B23.365,158
TREX
Trex
2.4252 of 5 stars
$90.68
-0.2%
$75.89
-16.3%
+80.0%$9.85B$1.11B50.941,636Earnings Report
Analyst Report
Analyst Revision
KBR
KBR
2.7588 of 5 stars
$57.47
+3.9%
$67.71
+17.8%
+7.9%$7.76B$6.56B-36.3730,000Insider Selling
High Trading Volume
AYI
Acuity Brands
3.9654 of 5 stars
$239.83
-0.1%
$193.80
-19.2%
+29.6%$7.39B$3.95B20.5212,200Short Interest ↓
Positive News
ALTR
Altair Engineering
3.534 of 5 stars
$87.84
-2.9%
$74.86
-14.8%
+30.3%$7.17B$572.22M-418.273,000Positive News
TOL
Toll Brothers
4.399 of 5 stars
$103.62
+1.4%
$99.14
-4.3%
+89.5%$10.81B$9.99B8.364,800Analyst Report
Analyst Revision
UFPI
UFP Industries
3.9371 of 5 stars
$110.06
-7.2%
$108.60
-1.3%
+31.6%$6.79B$9.63B12.8915,500Analyst Revision
High Trading Volume

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This page (NYSE:FIX) was last updated on 2/29/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff