Comparing DLH Holdings Corp. (DLHC) and Engility Holdings (NYSE:EGL)
DLH Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: DLHC) and Engility Holdings (NYSE:EGL) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, profitabiliy, dividends, risk and earnings.
Volatility and Risk
DLH Holdings Corp. has a beta of 0.71, suggesting that its stock price is 29% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Engility Holdings has a beta of 2.1, suggesting that its stock price is 110% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for DLH Holdings Corp. and Engility Holdings, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|DLH Holdings Corp.||0||0||2||0||3.00|
DLH Holdings Corp. currently has a consensus price target of $6.75, suggesting a potential upside of 16.98%. Engility Holdings has a consensus price target of $35.83, suggesting a potential upside of 23.10%. Given Engility Holdings’ higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Engility Holdings is more favorable than DLH Holdings Corp..
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares DLH Holdings Corp. and Engility Holdings’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|DLH Holdings Corp.||$108.13 million||0.60||$7.68 million||$0.38||15.18|
|Engility Holdings||$2.04 billion||0.53||$192.00 million||($0.03)||-970.33|
Engility Holdings has higher revenue and earnings than DLH Holdings Corp.. Engility Holdings is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than DLH Holdings Corp., indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
51.0% of DLH Holdings Corp. shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 92.0% of Engility Holdings shares are held by institutional investors. 21.6% of DLH Holdings Corp. shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.4% of Engility Holdings shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares DLH Holdings Corp. and Engility Holdings’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|DLH Holdings Corp.||4.13%||14.32%||6.82%|
Engility Holdings Company Profile
Engility Holdings, Inc. (Engility) is a provider of systems engineering services, training, program management, and operational support for the United States Government worldwide. The Company’s business is focused on providing a range of engineering, technical, analytical, advisory, training, logistics and support services. The Company operates in two segments: Professional Support Services and Mission Support Services. The Professional Support Services segment provides Systems Engineering and Technical Assistance (SETA) services, program management support and software engineering lifecycle sustainment and support services. Through its Mission Support Services segment, it provides capabilities, such as defense related training, education and support services, law enforcement training, national security infrastructure and institutional development. In January 2014, Engility Holdings Inc completed the acquisition of Dynamics Research Corp.
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