Hill International (NYSE: HIL) is one of 196 public companies in the “IT Services & Consulting” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Hill International to related companies based on the strength of its dividends, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability and earnings.

Profitability

This table compares Hill International and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Hill International -4.72% -9.31% -2.26%
Hill International Competitors -20.55% -52.24% -3.81%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

53.3% of Hill International shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 60.9% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are owned by institutional investors. 13.6% of Hill International shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 16.8% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Hill International and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Hill International $413.48 million $2.18 million -9.52
Hill International Competitors $2.12 billion $371.54 million 16.47

Hill International’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Hill International. Hill International is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Hill International and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hill International 0 0 0 0 N/A
Hill International Competitors 684 4463 7470 169 2.56

As a group, “IT Services & Consulting” companies have a potential downside of 1.33%. Given Hill International’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Hill International has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Volatility and Risk

Hill International has a beta of 0.84, suggesting that its stock price is 16% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Hill International’s rivals have a beta of 1.27, suggesting that their average stock price is 27% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Hill International rivals beat Hill International on 6 of the 9 factors compared.

About Hill International

Hill International, Inc. is a professional services firm. The Company provides program management, project management, construction management and other consulting services primarily to the buildings, transportation, environmental, energy and industrial markets worldwide. It operates in Project Management Group segment. The Project Management Group segment provides construction and project management services to construction owners worldwide. Its services include project management oversight, troubled project turnaround, staff augmentation, project labor agreement consulting, commissioning, estimating and cost management, labor compliance services and facilities management services. The Company’s clients include the United States federal government, the United States state and local governments, foreign governments and the private sector.

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