URS Corp (NYSE: URS) and Fluor Corporation (NYSE:FLR) are both industrials companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends and valuation.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
84.5% of Fluor Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. 1.3% of Fluor Corporation shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares URS Corp and Fluor Corporation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Fluor Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.84 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.0%. URS Corp does not pay a dividend. Fluor Corporation pays out 106.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares URS Corp and Fluor Corporation’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Fluor Corporation||$19.31 billion||0.31||$562.31 million||$0.79||54.33|
Fluor Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than URS Corp.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for URS Corp and Fluor Corporation, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Fluor Corporation has a consensus price target of $48.55, suggesting a potential upside of 13.11%. Given Fluor Corporation’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Fluor Corporation is more favorable than URS Corp.
Fluor Corporation beats URS Corp on 9 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
URS Corp Company Profile
URS Corporation (URS) is a provider of engineering, construction and technical services. The Company offers a range of program management, planning, design, engineering, construction and construction management, operations and maintenance, and decommissioning and closure services to public agencies and private sector clients worldwide. It provides its services through four reporting segments: Infrastructure & Environment, Federal Services, Energy & Construction, and Oil & Gas Divisions. URS also is a United States federal government contractor in the areas of systems engineering and technical assistance, operations and maintenance, and information technology (IT) services. It provides services for federal, oil and gas, infrastructure, power, and industrial projects and programs. On May 14, 2012, it completed the acquisition of Flint Energy Services Ltd.
Fluor Corporation Company Profile
Fluor Corporation (Fluor) is a holding company. The Company operates its business in four segments: Energy, Chemicals & Mining; Industrial, Infrastructure & Power; Government, and Maintenance, Modification & Asset Integrity (MMAI). The Company, through its subsidiaries, offers professional services providing engineering, procurement, construction, fabrication and modularization, commissioning and maintenance, as well as project management services on a global basis. The Company is an integrated solutions provider for various industries, including oil and gas, chemicals and petrochemicals, mining and metals, transportation, power, life sciences and advanced manufacturing. It is also a service provider to the United States federal Government and governments abroad. It offers services in various categories, including engineering and design, procurement, construction, fabrication, maintenance, modification and asset integrity and project management.
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