Reviewing Stantec Inc. (STN)’s and Atento S.A. (NYSE:ATTO)’s results

Stantec Inc. (NYSE:STN) and Atento S.A. (NYSE:ATTO) are two firms in the Business Services that compete against each other. Below is a comparison of their dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, institutional ownership, earnings and valuation.

Valuation & Earnings

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Stantec Inc. N/A 0.00 N/A 0.46 49.50
Atento S.A. 1.88B 0.15 5.90M -0.08 0.00

In table 1 we can see Stantec Inc. and Atento S.A.’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Profitability

Table 2 provides Stantec Inc. and Atento S.A.’s return on assets, net margins and return on equity.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Stantec Inc. 0.00% 3.6% 1.7%
Atento S.A. -0.31% -1.7% -0.5%

Risk & Volatility

A beta of 1.22 shows that Stantec Inc. is 22.00% more volatile than Standard and Poor’s 500. Atento S.A.’s 0.46 beta is the reason why it is 54.00% less volatile than Standard and Poor’s 500.

Liquidity

1.7 and 1.7 are the respective Current Ratio and a Quick Ratio of Stantec Inc. Its rival Atento S.A.’s Current and Quick Ratios are 1.5 and 1.5 respectively. Stantec Inc. has a better chance of clearing its pay short and long-term debts than Atento S.A.

Dividends

Stantec Inc. pays out an annual dividend of $0.4 per share while its dividend yield is 1.69%. The dividend yield for Atento S.A. is 8.41% while its annual dividend payout is $0.34 per share.

Analyst Recommendations

Stantec Inc. and Atento S.A. Ratings and Recommendations are available on the next table.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
Stantec Inc. 0 0 0 0.00
Atento S.A. 0 0 1 3.00

On the other hand, Atento S.A.’s potential upside is 102.53% and its consensus price target is $8.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

Institutional investors owned 79.7% of Stantec Inc. shares and 97% of Atento S.A. shares. Insiders owned 3.3% of Stantec Inc. shares. Competitively, Atento S.A. has 0.77% of it’s share owned by insiders.

Performance

Here are the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
Stantec Inc. -5.29% -14.99% -10.26% -12.18% -15.31% -19.25%
Atento S.A. -18.96% -35.56% -50.49% -50.18% -57.93% -60%

For the past year Stantec Inc.’s stock price has smaller decline than Atento S.A.

Summary

Stantec Inc. beats on 10 of the 13 factors Atento S.A.

Stantec Inc. provides professional consulting services in the area of infrastructure and facilities for clients in the public and private sectors in Canada, the United States, and internationally. It operates through four segments: Consulting Services – Canada, Consulting Services – United States, Consulting Services – Global, and Construction Services. The company provides consulting services in engineering, architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, surveying, environmental services, project management, and project economics; and construction management services. It undertakes commercial, healthcare, education, industrial, airports and aviation, civic, science and technology, waterpower and dam, power, oil and gas, mining, water, building, power transportation, community development, and transportation projects. The company was formerly known as Stanley Technology Group Inc. and changed its name to Stantec Inc. in October 1998. Stantec Inc. was founded in 1954 and is headquartered in Edmonton, Canada.

Atento S.A., together with its subsidiaries, provides customer relationship management and business process outsourcing services and solutions in Brazil, the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. It offers a range of front and back-end services, including sales, customer care, collections, back office, applications-processing, credit-management, and technical support services. The company serves clients primarily in the telecommunications and financial services sectors; and in multi-sectors, including consumer goods, retail, public administration, healthcare, travel, and transportation and logistics, as well as technology and media. It provides its services and solutions through digital channels, which include SMS, email, chats, social media and apps, and others, as well as through voice and in-person. The company was formerly known as Atento Floatco S.A. Atento S.A. was founded in 1999 and is based in Luxembourg.