Head to Head Survey: QualTek Services (NASDAQ:QTEK) & Dycom Industries (NYSE:DY)

QualTek Services (NASDAQ:QTEKGet Rating) and Dycom Industries (NYSE:DYGet Rating) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, risk and earnings.

Profitability

This table compares QualTek Services and Dycom Industries’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
QualTek Services N/A -921.32% -25.91%
Dycom Industries 1.55% 5.94% 2.13%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

65.5% of QualTek Services shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 91.1% of Dycom Industries shares are owned by institutional investors. 4.5% of Dycom Industries shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for QualTek Services and Dycom Industries, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
QualTek Services 0 0 2 0 3.00
Dycom Industries 0 0 6 0 3.00

QualTek Services presently has a consensus price target of $7.00, suggesting a potential upside of 231.75%. Dycom Industries has a consensus price target of $118.50, suggesting a potential upside of 39.56%. Given QualTek Services’ higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe QualTek Services is more favorable than Dycom Industries.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares QualTek Services and Dycom Industries’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
QualTek Services $612.24 million 0.18 -$110.43 million N/A N/A
Dycom Industries $3.13 billion 0.80 $48.57 million $1.59 53.40

Dycom Industries has higher revenue and earnings than QualTek Services.

Summary

Dycom Industries beats QualTek Services on 9 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About QualTek Services (Get Rating)

QualTek Services Inc. provides communications infrastructure services and renewables solutions to telecommunications and utilities industries in North America. The company operates through two segments, Telecom, and Renewables and Recovery Logistics. The Telecom segment performs site acquisition, engineering, project management, installation, testing, last mile installation, and maintenance solutions of communication infrastructure for telecommunication and cable providers, businesses, public venues, government facilities, and residential subscribers. The Renewables and Recovery Logistics segment offers fiber optic construction, maintenance, and repair services; continuity and disaster relief services to telecommunication and utility companies; and business-as-usual services, such as generator storage, and repair and cell maintenance services. The company was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania.

About Dycom Industries (Get Rating)

Dycom Industries, Inc. provides specialty contracting services in the United States. The company offers program management and engineering services; plans and designs aerial, underground, and buried fiber optic, copper, and coaxial cable systems; and construction, maintenance, and installation services, such as placement and splicing of fiber, copper, and coaxial cables to telecommunications providers. It also provides tower construction, lines and antenna installation, foundation and equipment pad construction, and small cell site placement for wireless carriers, as well as equipment installation and material fabrication, and site testing services; and installs and maintains customer premise equipment, such as digital video recorders, set top boxes, and modems for cable system operators. In addition, the company offers construction and maintenance services for electric and gas utilities, and other customers; and underground facility locating services, such as locating telephone, cable television, power, water, sewer, and gas lines for various utility companies, including telecommunication providers. Dycom Industries, Inc. was incorporated in 1969 and is headquartered in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

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