EMCOR Group (NYSE: EME) is one of 47 publicly-traded companies in the “Construction & Engineering” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare EMCOR Group to similar businesses based on the strength of its profitability, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, dividends, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares EMCOR Group and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
EMCOR Group 2.63% 13.19% 5.32%
EMCOR Group Competitors 3.42% 10.81% 3.57%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares EMCOR Group and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
EMCOR Group $7.66 billion $425.32 million 20.42
EMCOR Group Competitors $3.12 billion $144.36 million 18.51

EMCOR Group has higher revenue and earnings than its rivals. EMCOR Group is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Dividends

EMCOR Group pays an annual dividend of $0.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.5%. EMCOR Group pays out 9.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Construction & Engineering” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.5% and pay out 125.1% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. EMCOR Group has increased its dividend for 5 consecutive years.

Volatility and Risk

EMCOR Group has a beta of 0.89, suggesting that its share price is 11% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, EMCOR Group’s rivals have a beta of 1.27, suggesting that their average share price is 27% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

93.5% of EMCOR Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 79.2% of shares of all “Construction & Engineering” companies are held by institutional investors. 2.0% of EMCOR Group shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 11.1% of shares of all “Construction & Engineering” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for EMCOR Group and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
EMCOR Group 0 3 1 0 2.25
EMCOR Group Competitors 195 989 1554 21 2.51

EMCOR Group currently has a consensus target price of $70.50, suggesting a potential upside of 3.68%. As a group, “Construction & Engineering” companies have a potential upside of 25.04%. Given EMCOR Group’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe EMCOR Group has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Summary

EMCOR Group rivals beat EMCOR Group on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

EMCOR Group Company Profile

EMCOR Group, Inc. is an electrical and mechanical construction, and facilities services firm in the United States. The Company provides building services and industrial services. Its segments are United States electrical construction and facilities services; United States mechanical construction and facilities services; United States building services; United States industrial services, and United Kingdom building services. As of December 31, 2016, its services were provided to a range of commercial, industrial, utility and institutional customers through approximately 75 operating subsidiaries and joint venture entities. It is providing construction services relating to electrical and mechanical systems in various types of non-residential and certain residential facilities, and in providing services relating to the operation, maintenance and management of facilities, including refineries and petrochemical plants. It operates various electrical and mechanical systems.

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