Review of QualTek Services (NASDAQ:QTEK) and Primoris Services (NASDAQ:PRIM)

QualTek Services (NASDAQ:QTEK – Get Rating) and Primoris Services (NASDAQ:PRIM – Get Rating) are both small-cap IT and technology companies, but which is the better company? We’ll compare the two companies based on valuation strength, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability and earnings.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

88.4% of Primoris Services shares are held by institutional investors. 1.4% of Primoris Services shares are held by insiders of the company. Strong institutional ownership indicates that large fund managers, hedge funds, and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Benefits and evaluation

This table compares the revenue, earnings per share and valuation of QualTek Services and Primoris Services.

Gross revenue Price/sales ratio Net revenue Earnings per share Price/earnings ratio
QualTek-Services $612.24 million 0.19 -$4.06 million N / A N / A
Primoris Services $3.50 billion 0.35 $115.61 million $1.99 11:48

Primoris Services has higher revenue and profit than QualTek Services.

Analyst Notes

This is a summary of current recommendations for QualTek and Primoris services, as provided by

Sales Ratings Hold odds Buy reviews Strong buy odds Rating
QualTek-Services 0 0 2 0 3.00
Primoris Services 1 0 3 0 2.50

QualTek Services currently has a consensus target price of $7.00, suggesting a potential upside of 211.11%. Primoris Services has a consensus target price of $31.67, suggesting a potential upside of 38.65%. Given QualTek Services’ higher consensus rating and higher likely upside, equity research analysts clearly believe that QualTek Services is more favorable than Primoris Services.


This table compares the net margins, return on equity and return on assets of QualTek Services and Primoris Services.

Net margins Return on equity return on assets
QualTek-Services N / A -1,753.67% -25.94%
Primoris Services 3.12% 12.33% 4.69%


Primoris Services beats QualTek Services on 9 out of 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About QualTek Services (Get a rating)

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

About Primoris services (Get a rating)

Primoris Services LogoPrimoris Services Corporation, a specialty contractor company, provides a range of construction, fabrication, maintenance, replacement and engineering services in the United States and Canada. It operates through three segments: Utilities, Energy/Renewables and Pipeline Services. The Utilities segment offers installation and maintenance services for new and existing natural gas distribution systems, electric utility distribution and transmission systems, and communication systems. The Energy/Renewables segment provides a range of services, including engineering, procurement and construction, as well as renovations, highway and bridge construction, demolition, site works, soil stabilization , mass excavation, flood control, upgrades, repairs, breakdowns and maintenance services to the renewable energy and energy storage, renewable fuels, petroleum, refining and petrochemicals, as well as state departments of transportation. The Pipeline Services segment offers a range of services including pipeline construction, maintenance, installation and integrity services; installation of compressor and pumping stations; and metering facilities for entities in the petroleum and petrochemical industries, as well as gas, water and sewer utilities. The company was founded in 1960 and is based in Dallas, Texas.

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