Limbach (NASDAQ:LMB) and Concrete Pumping (BBCP) Financial Analysis

Limbach (NASDAQ:LMB) and Concrete Pumping (NASDAQ:BBCP) are both small-cap construction companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends and valuation.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

33.5% of Limbach shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 8.3% of Concrete Pumping shares are held by institutional investors. 47.9% of Limbach shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Limbach -0.78% -5.30% -1.06%
Concrete Pumping N/A -0.98% -0.18%

Risk & Volatility

Limbach has a beta of 1.74, suggesting that its share price is 74% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Concrete Pumping has a beta of 0.63, suggesting that its share price is 37% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Limbach and Concrete Pumping, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Limbach 0 0 2 0 3.00
Concrete Pumping 0 0 1 0 3.00

Limbach presently has a consensus price target of $9.00, indicating a potential downside of 0.33%. Concrete Pumping has a consensus price target of $12.00, indicating a potential upside of 81.54%. Given Concrete Pumping’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Concrete Pumping is more favorable than Limbach.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Limbach and Concrete Pumping’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Limbach $546.53 million 0.13 $710,000.00 ($0.52) -17.37
Concrete Pumping $243.22 million 0.78 -$7.11 million $2.47 2.68

Limbach has higher revenue and earnings than Concrete Pumping. Limbach is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Concrete Pumping, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Concrete Pumping beats Limbach on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Limbach Company Profile

Limbach Holdings, Inc. provides commercial specialty contract services in the United States. It operates in two segments, Construction and Service. The company provides services in the areas of heating, ventilation, air-conditioning (HVAC), plumbing, electrical, and building controls for the design and construction of new and renovated buildings; maintenance services; and equipment upgrades. Its facility services comprise mechanical construction, HVAC service and maintenance, energy audits and retrofits, engineering and design build, constructability evaluation, equipment and materials selection, offsite/prefab construction, and sustainable building solutions and practices. The company's customers include healthcare facilities; education, including schools and universities; sports and amusement, such as sports arenas and related facilities; transportation, including passenger terminals and maintenance facilities for rail and airports; government facilities comprising federal, state, and local agencies; hotels and resorts; corporate and commercial office buildings; retail and mixed use; residential multifamily apartment buildings; mission critical facilities, including data centers; and industrial manufacturing. It serves customers primarily located in Florida, California, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Washington DC, Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio and Michigan. The company was founded in 1901 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Concrete Pumping Company Profile

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.

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