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How to buy Quanta Services (PWR) stocks in Canada
Learn how to easily invest in Quanta Services stocks.
Quanta Services is an engineering & construction business based in the US. Quanta Services stocks (PWR.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $118.61 – an increase of 4.78% over the previous week. Quanta Services employs 43,700 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $14.2 billion.
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What's in this guide?
- Can I buy shares in Quanta Services?
- Has coronavirus impacted Quanta Services shares?
- Quanta Services shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is Quanta Services stock a buy or sell?
- Quanta Services performance over time
- Is Quanta Services suitable for ethical investing?
- Are Quanta Services shares over-valued?
- Quanta Services's financials
- How volatile are Quanta Services shares?
- Does Quanta Services pay a dividend?
- Have Quanta Services shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Quanta Services stock price (NYSE:PWR)Use our graph to track the performance of PWR stocks over time.
Quanta Services shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$115.91|
|52-week range||$84.26 - $140.04|
|50-day moving average||$124.31|
|200-day moving average||$113.70|
|Wall St. target price||$143.38|
|Dividend yield||$0.26 (0.25%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$3.28|
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Note: The dollar amounts in the table below are in Canadian dollars.
Is it a good time to buy Quanta Services stock?
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Quanta Services price performance over time
|1 week (2022-05-18)||4.78%|
|1 month (2022-04-21)||N/A|
|3 months (2022-02-25)||7.12%|
|6 months (2021-11-24)||-4.98%|
|1 year (2021-05-25)||23.55%|
|2 years (2020-05-22)||238.42%|
|3 years (2019-05-24)||229.85%|
|5 years (2017-05-25)||273.78%|
Is Quanta Services under- or over-valued?
Valuing Quanta Services stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Quanta Services's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Quanta Services's P/E ratio
Quanta Services's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 34x. In other words, Quanta Services shares trade at around 34x recent earnings.
That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.
Quanta Services's PEG ratio
Quanta Services's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.2905. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Quanta Services's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Quanta Services's EBITDA
Quanta Services's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $1.2 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Quanta Services's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Quanta Services financials
|Revenue TTM||$14.2 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||4.43%|
|Gross profit TTM||$2 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||3.66%|
|Return on equity TTM||10.2%|
|Market capitalisation||$16.2 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Quanta Services's environmental, social and governance track record
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Quanta Services.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Quanta Services's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 38.4
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Quanta Services's overall score of 38.4 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 80th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Quanta Services is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
Quanta Services's environmental score
Environmental score: 8.57/100
Quanta Services's environmental score of 8.57 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Quanta Services is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Quanta Services's social score
Social score: 14.99/100
Quanta Services's social score of 14.99 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Quanta Services is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Quanta Services's governance score
Governance score: 12.35/100
Quanta Services's governance score puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Quanta Services is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Quanta Services's controversy score
Controversy score: 1/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Quanta Services scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that Quanta Services has managed to keep its nose clean.
Quanta Services share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 4.77% of net profits
Recently Quanta Services has paid out, on average, around 4.77% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.25% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Quanta Services shareholders could enjoy a 0.25% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Quanta Services's case, that would currently equate to about $0.26 per share.
While Quanta Services's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Quanta Services is investing more in its future growth.
Quanta Services's most recent dividend payout was on 18 April 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 8 April 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Quanta Services's shares ever split?
Quanta Services's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 10 April 2000. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Quanta Services shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Quanta Services shares which in turn could have impacted Quanta Services's share price.
Quanta Services share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Quanta Services's shares have ranged in value from as little as $84.2593 up to $140.04. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Quanta Services's is 1.1929. This would suggest that Quanta Services's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Quanta Services overview
Quanta Services, Inc. provides specialty contracting services worldwide. The Electric Power Infrastructure Solutions segment engages in the design, procurement, construction, upgrade, repair, and maintenance of electric power transmission and distribution infrastructure and substation facilities; energized installation, maintenance, and upgrade of electric power infrastructure projects; installation of smart grid technologies on electric power networks; and design, installation, maintenance, and repair of commercial and industrial wirings. This segment also offers aviation services; emergency restoration services; and other engineering and technical services; design and construction solutions to wireline and wireless communications, cable multi-system operators, and other customers; and training for electric workers, as well as training for the gas distribution and communications industries. The Renewable Energy Infrastructure Solutions segment is the involved in engineering, procurement, construction, upgrade, repair, and maintenance services to renewable generation facilities, such as wind, solar, and hydropower generation facilities, as well as battery storage facilities; and provision of engineering and construction services for substations and switchyards, transmission, and other electrical infrastructures. The Underground Utility and Infrastructure Solutions segment offers design, engineering, construction, upgrade repair, and maintenance services to customers involved in the transportation, distribution, storage and processing of natural gas, oil, and other products; fabrication of pipeline support systems and related structures and facilities; and engineering and construction of pipeline and storage systems, and compressor and pump stations. The company was formerly known as Fabal Construction, Inc.
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