EMCOR Group (NYSE: EME) is one of 48 public companies in the “Construction & Engineering” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare EMCOR Group to related businesses based on the strength of its valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability and risk.

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 competitors have a beta of 1.27, suggesting that their average share price is 27% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

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

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
EMCOR Group $7.66 billion $425.32 million 20.61
EMCOR Group Competitors $3.12 billion $144.11 million 18.82

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

Institutional & Insider Ownership

93.4% of EMCOR Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 79.1% 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 large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for EMCOR Group and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
EMCOR Group 0 3 1 0 2.25
EMCOR Group Competitors 195 991 1563 21 2.51

EMCOR Group presently has a consensus target price of $70.50, indicating a potential upside of 2.72%. As a group, “Construction & Engineering” companies have a potential upside of 24.08%. Given EMCOR Group’s competitors stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe EMCOR Group has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

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 raised its dividend for 5 consecutive years.

Profitability

This table compares EMCOR Group and its competitors’ 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 3.14% 10.48% 3.43%

Summary

EMCOR Group competitors 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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