Ecology and Environment (NASDAQ:EEI) and Hill International (NYSE:HIL) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations and risk.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Ecology and Environment and Hill International’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Ecology and Environment||$104.50 million||0.46||$3.01 million||N/A||N/A|
|Hill International||$483.73 million||0.39||$27.36 million||N/A||N/A|
Hill International has higher revenue and earnings than Ecology and Environment.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
29.7% of Ecology and Environment shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 17.5% of Hill International shares are owned by institutional investors. 22.1% of Ecology and Environment shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 3.8% of Hill International shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares Ecology and Environment and Hill International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Ecology and Environment||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Ecology and Environment pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.6%. Hill International does not pay a dividend.
Volatility & Risk
Ecology and Environment has a beta of -0.35, suggesting that its share price is 135% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Hill International has a beta of 1.07, suggesting that its share price is 7% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Ecology and Environment and Hill International, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Ecology and Environment||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Ecology and Environment beats Hill International on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
Ecology and Environment Company Profile
Ecology & Environment, Inc., an environmental consulting firm, provides professional services to government and private clients worldwide. It offers support services for response and site assessment activities related to the release and threat of release of oil, petroleum products, hazardous substances, and weapons of mass destruction or pollutants or contaminants; and undertakes task order contracts comprising various environmental assessment projects, engineering and oversight of pollution remediation, and other hazardous waste remediation activities, as well as prepares environmental impact assessment documents for federal land management agencies. The company also provides services to various phases of energy development by conducting critical feature/fatal flaw analyses, social and health impact assessments, feasibility and siting studies, field surveys, permitting, construction inspection, and compliance monitoring. In addition, it conceives and designs environmental restoration projects that restore affected habitat through the integration of biological and engineering solutions; offers sustainability, resiliency, and climate adaptation services, as well as environmental planning and assessment, and military master planning and land use compatibility study services; and provides water supply, water quality, and watershed management services. Further, the company offers logistical support, emergency response/management, and planning services in various preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery phases, as well as conducts hazardous waste site evaluations providing site investigation, engineering design, and operation and maintenance. Additionally, it is involved in the management and financial planning; institutional strengthening and standards development; water supply and development; wastewater treatment; and solid waste project construction supervision assignments. The company was founded in 1970 and is headquartered in Lancaster, New York.
Hill International Company Profile
Hill International, Inc. provides project and construction management, and other consulting services primarily for the buildings, transportation, environmental, energy, and industrial markets. The company offers program management, project management, construction management, project management oversight, troubled project turnaround, staff augmentation, project labor agreement consulting, commissioning, estimating and cost management, and labor compliance and facilities management services. It primarily serves the United States federal, state and local governments, as well as other national governments and private sector customers. The company operates in the United States, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific. Hill International, Inc. was founded in 1976 and is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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