Financial Review: Hill International (HIL) and The Competition

Hill International (NYSE: HIL) is one of 195 public companies in the “IT Services & Consulting” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Hill International to related companies based on the strength of its earnings, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Hill International $413.48 million $2.18 million -10.00
Hill International Competitors $2.12 billion $374.78 million 36.68

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.

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 -20.00% -51.47% -3.78%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

53.5% of Hill International shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.2% 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, 16.8% 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 will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk and Volatility

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 1.28, suggesting that their average stock price is 28% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Hill International and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hill International 0 0 0 0 N/A
Hill International Competitors 676 4365 7099 154 2.55

As a group, “IT Services & Consulting” companies have a potential downside of 0.51%. Given Hill International’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Hill International has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

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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