Head to Head Comparison: Arcosa (NYSE:ACA) & TechPrecision (NYSE:TPCS)

Arcosa (NYSE:ACA) and TechPrecision (OTCMKTS:TPCS) are both construction companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, dividends, earnings, valuation, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares Arcosa and TechPrecision’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Arcosa 6.32% 6.86% 5.11%
TechPrecision -4.54% -7.15% -4.39%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.3% of TechPrecision shares are held by institutional investors. 0.5% of Arcosa shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 19.7% of TechPrecision shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Arcosa and TechPrecision’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Arcosa $1.74 billion 1.24 $113.30 million $2.35 18.94
TechPrecision $16.01 million 2.28 -$340,000.00 N/A N/A

Arcosa has higher revenue and earnings than TechPrecision.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Arcosa and TechPrecision, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Arcosa 0 1 3 0 2.75
TechPrecision 0 0 0 0 N/A

Arcosa currently has a consensus target price of $53.00, indicating a potential upside of 19.05%. Given Arcosa’s higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Arcosa is more favorable than TechPrecision.

Risk & Volatility

Arcosa has a beta of 0.33, indicating that its stock price is 67% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, TechPrecision has a beta of 0.76, indicating that its stock price is 24% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Arcosa beats TechPrecision on 8 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Arcosa

Arcosa, Inc. manufactures and sells infrastructure-related products and services for the construction, energy, and transportation markets. It operates through three segments: Construction Products Group, Energy Equipment Group, and Transportation Products Group. The Construction Products Group segment offers lightweight and natural construction aggregates, and trench shields and shoring products that are used in construction landscape, including commercial, industrial, road and bridge, and underground construction. It serves concrete producers; commercial, residential, industrial, and highway contractors; manufacturers of masonry products; state and local governments; and equipment rental dealers. The Energy Equipment Group segment provides structural wind towers for wind turbine producers; steel utility structures for electricity transmission and distribution; and pressurized and non-pressurized storage and distribution containers that store and transport various products, such as propane, anhydrous ammonia, and natural gas liquids. The Transportation Products Group segment offers hopper barges, tank barges, fiberglass covers, hatches, castings, and winches for commercial marine transportation companies and industrial shippers; axles, circular forgings, and coupling devices for freight, tank, locomotive, and passenger rail transportation equipment, as well as for other industrial uses; and cast components for use in the industrial and mining sectors. The company is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

About TechPrecision

TechPrecision Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells precision, large-scale fabricated, and machined metal components and systems in the United States and the People's Republic of China. It offers custom components for ships and submarines, aerospace equipment, nuclear power plants, and large scale medical systems. The company also provides manufacturing engineering services to assist customers. It serves customers in defense, aerospace, nuclear, energy, medical, and precision industrial markets. The company was founded in 1956 and is headquartered in Westminster, Massachusetts.

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