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Quanta Services Inc
NYSE: PWR - USD
ENGINEERING & CONSTRUCTION
$117.22
- $1.39 ( - 1.17%)

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 – a decrease of 0.95% over the previous week. Quanta Services employs 35,800 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $11.6 billion.

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Is it a good time to buy Quanta Services stock?

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How has Coronavirus impacted Quanta Services's stock price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Quanta Services's stock price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was $117.29, which is 65.88% up on its pre-crash value of $40.02 and 393.44% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as $23.77.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of Quanta Services stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks would have been worth $603.09 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth $2,972.13.

Quanta Services stock price

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Quanta Services stocks at a glance

Information last updated 2021-09-24.
Latest market close$117.29
52-week range$51.7589 - $119.42
50-day moving average $105.6449
200-day moving average $94.9708
Wall St. target price$125.38
PE ratio 31.6604
Dividend yield $0.23 (0.19%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $3.722

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Quanta Services price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $117.29

1 week (2021-09-17) -0.95%
1 month (2021-08-25) 14.78%
3 months (2021-06-25) 27.06%
6 months (2021-03-25) 40.50%
1 year (2020-09-25) 126.82%
2 years (2019-09-25) 210.70%
3 years (2018-09-25) 248.14%
5 years (2016-09-23) 347.50%

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 32x. In other words, Quanta Services stocks trade at around 32x 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 stocks 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 0.75. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the stocks offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the stocks 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 stock prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Quanta Services's EBITDA

Quanta Services's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$1 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 USD$11.6 billion
Operating margin TTM 5.85%
Gross profit TTM USD$1.7 billion
Return on assets TTM 5.06%
Return on equity TTM 12.99%
Profit margin 4.64%
Book value $32.233
Market capitalisation USD$16.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

How to short and sell Quanta Services stocks

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  2. Search for the stock code. E.g. "PWR.US"
  3. Choose your position size.
  4. Select "sell" rather than "buy".
  5. Confirm your position and keep tabs on it. You may wish to set limits on your position.

There are currently 2.9 million Quanta Services stocks held short by investors – that's known as Quanta Services's "short interest". This figure is 26.9% up from 2.3 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Quanta Services stocks can be evaluated.

Quanta Services's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Quanta Services's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Quanta Services stocks currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Quanta Services stocks traded daily (recently around 877534.35582822). Quanta Services's SIR currently stands at 3.26. In other words for every 100,000 Quanta Services stocks traded daily on the market, roughly 3260 stocks are currently held short.

However Quanta Services's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Quanta Services stocks, or, against the total number of tradable Quanta Services stocks (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Quanta Services's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding stocks (for every 100,000 Quanta Services stocks in existence, roughly 20 stocks are currently held short) or 0.0208% of the tradable stocks (for every 100,000 tradable Quanta Services stocks, roughly 21 stocks are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the stock price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Quanta Services.

Find out more about how you can short Quanta Services stock.

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.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Quanta Services Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 38.4
Total ESG percentile 80.32
Environmental score 8.57
Environmental score percentile 3
Social score 14.99
Social score percentile 3
Governance score 12.35
Governance score percentile 3
Level of controversy 1

Quanta Services stock dividends

5%

Dividend payout ratio: 5.32% of net profits

Recently Quanta Services has paid out, on average, around 5.32% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.21% 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 0.21% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Quanta Services's case, that would currently equate to about $0.23 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 15 October 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their stocks by 30 September 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Quanta Services stocks ever split?

Quanta Services stocks 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 stocks – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower stock price could have impacted the market appetite for Quanta Services stocks which in turn could have impacted Quanta Services's stock price.

Quanta Services stock price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Quanta Services's stocks have ranged in value from as little as $51.7589 up to $119.42. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

PWR.US volatility(beta: 1.25)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a stocks volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Quanta Services's is 1.2467. This would suggest that Quanta Services's stocks 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, construction, upgrade, repair, and maintenance of electric power transmission and distribution infrastructure and substation facilities; energized installation, maintenance, and upgrade of electric power infrastructure; installation of smart grid technologies on electric power networks; and design, installation, maintenance, and repair of commercial and industrial wirings. This segment also offers other engineering and technical services; emergency restoration services; engineering and construction services for the switchyards and transmission infrastructures; engineering and construction services related to micro-grids and battery storage; design and construction solutions to wireline and wireless communications companies and cable multi-system operators; aviation services; and training for electric workers, and gas distribution and communications industries. The Underground Utility and Infrastructure Solutions segment provides 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; pipeline protection, integrity testing, rehabilitation and replacement; catalyst replacement, high-pressure and critical-path turnaround, instrumentation and electrical, and piping, and fabrication and storage tank services; engineering and construction services for pipeline systems, storage systems, and compressor and pump stations; fabrication of pipeline support systems and related structures and facilities; trenching, directional boring, and mechanized welding services; and construction services for the offshore energy market, as well as designs, installs, and maintains fueling systems and water and sewer infrastructure. The company was incorporated in 1997 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

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