Hill International (NYSE: HIL) is one of 188 public companies in the “IT Services & Consulting” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Hill International to related businesses based on the strength of its profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Hill International and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Hill International $520.85 million -$18.82 million -10.29
Hill International Competitors $2.79 billion $290.25 million 304.06

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.

Risk and Volatility

Hill International has a beta of 0.72, meaning that its stock price is 28% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Hill International’s rivals have a beta of 1.11, meaning that their average stock price is 11% more volatile than the S&P 500.

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 -20.11% -269.27% -4.64%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent 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 725 4645 7409 167 2.54

As a group, “IT Services & Consulting” companies have a potential upside of 4.95%. Given Hill International’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Hill International has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

52.3% of Hill International shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.6% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are owned by institutional investors. 13.6% of Hill International shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 15.9% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

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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