Emcor Group (EME) and Foster Wheeler (FWLT) Head-To-Head Analysis

Emcor Group (NYSE: EME) and Foster Wheeler (NASDAQ:FWLT) are both industrials companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Emcor Group and Foster Wheeler’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Emcor Group $7.55 billion 0.64 $181.93 million $3.62 22.77
Foster Wheeler N/A N/A N/A $0.90 N/A

Emcor Group has higher revenue and earnings than Foster Wheeler. Foster Wheeler is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Emcor Group, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Emcor Group and Foster Wheeler, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Emcor Group 0 3 1 0 2.25
Foster Wheeler 0 0 0 0 N/A

Emcor Group presently has a consensus price target of $80.50, indicating a potential downside of 2.33%.

Profitability

This table compares Emcor Group and Foster Wheeler’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Emcor Group 2.82% 13.94% 5.63%
Foster Wheeler N/A N/A N/A

Institutional & Insider Ownership

94.1% of Emcor Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.0% of Emcor Group shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Emcor Group pays an annual dividend of $0.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.4%. Foster Wheeler does not pay a dividend. Emcor Group pays out 8.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Foster Wheeler has increased its dividend for 6 consecutive years.

Summary

Emcor Group beats Foster Wheeler on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

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.

Foster Wheeler Company Profile

Foster Wheeler AG (Foster Wheeler) is a supplier of engineering, construction and project management contractor and power equipment. It operates through two business groups: Global Engineering and Construction Group (Global E&C Group), and Global Power Group. Its Global E&C Group, which operates worldwide, designs, engineers and constructs onshore and offshore upstream oil and gas processing facilities, natural gas liquefaction facilities and receiving terminals, gas-to-liquids facilities, oil refining, chemical and petrochemical, pharmaceutical and biotechnology facilities and related infrastructure. Its Global Power Group designs, manufactures and erects steam generators and auxiliary equipment for electric power generating stations, district heating and power plants and industrial facilities worldwide.In May 2014, the Company announced that a subsidiary of its Global Power Group acquired Siemens Environmental Systems and Services business.

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