Concrete Pumping (BBCP) and Layne Christensen (NASDAQ:LAYN) Financial Review

Concrete Pumping (NASDAQ:BBCP) and Layne Christensen (NASDAQ:LAYN) are both business services companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, risk, profitability, earnings and institutional ownership.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Concrete Pumping and Layne Christensen, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Concrete Pumping 0 0 1 0 3.00
Layne Christensen 0 0 0 0 N/A

Concrete Pumping presently has a consensus target price of $12.00, suggesting a potential upside of 74.67%.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Concrete Pumping and Layne Christensen’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Concrete Pumping $243.22 million 0.81 -$7.11 million $2.47 2.78
Layne Christensen N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Layne Christensen has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Concrete Pumping.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

8.3% of Concrete Pumping shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 98.3% of Layne Christensen shares are owned by institutional investors. 12.0% of Layne Christensen shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Concrete Pumping and Layne Christensen’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Concrete Pumping N/A -0.98% -0.18%
Layne Christensen N/A N/A N/A

Summary

Layne Christensen beats Concrete Pumping on 4 of the 6 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Concrete Pumping

Concrete Pumping Holdings, Inc. provides concrete pumping and concrete waste management services. The company offers concrete pumping services under the Brundage-Bone brand and concrete waste management services under the Eco-Pan brand in the United States; and concrete pumping services under the Camfaud brand in the United Kingdom. Its customers include commercial, infrastructure, and residential construction markets. The company is based in Denver, Colorado.

About Layne Christensen

Layne Christensen Company operates as a water management, and services and drilling company that provides solutions for the water, mineral, and energy markets. The company's Water Resources segment offers water-related products and services, including hydrologic design, source of supply exploration, well and intake construction, and well and pump maintenance and rehabilitation services. This segment also provides water treatment equipment and engineering services for the treatment of regulated and nuisance contaminants. Its Inliner segment offers process, sanitary, and storm water rehabilitation techniques and services to municipalities and industrial customers dealing with aging infrastructure needs. This segment also provides full system renewal services, including Janssen structural renewal for service lateral connections and mainlines, slip lining, traditional excavation and replacement, and form and manhole renewal with cementitious and epoxy products. The company's Mineral Services segment conducts ground drilling activities, including various phases of core drilling, reverse circulation, dual tube, hammer, and rotary air-blast methods; and provides exploratory and definitional drilling services. Layne Christensen Company serves government agencies, investor-owned utilities, industrial companies, multi-national mining companies, consulting engineering firms, oil and gas companies, and power companies, as well as the agribusiness. It operates in the United States, Canada, Brazil, and Mexico. The company was formerly known as Layne Inc. and changed its name to Layne Christensen Company in June 1996. Layne Christensen Company was founded in 1882 and is headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas.

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