Analyzing EMCOR Group (NYSE:EME) & URS Corp (URS)

EMCOR Group (NYSE: EME) and URS Corp (NYSE:URS) are both construction companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, earnings and dividends.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares EMCOR Group and URS Corp’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
EMCOR Group $7.55 billion 0.62 $181.93 million $3.58 22.08
URS Corp N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

EMCOR Group has higher revenue and earnings than URS Corp.


EMCOR Group pays an annual dividend of $0.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.4%. URS Corp does not pay a dividend. EMCOR Group pays out 8.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. EMCOR Group has raised its dividend for 5 consecutive years.


This table compares EMCOR Group and URS Corp’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%
URS Corp N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for EMCOR Group and URS Corp, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
EMCOR Group 0 3 1 0 2.25
URS Corp 0 0 0 0 N/A

EMCOR Group currently has a consensus price target of $80.50, indicating a potential upside of 1.85%.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

93.8% of EMCOR Group shares are held by institutional investors. 2.0% of EMCOR Group shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


EMCOR Group beats URS Corp on 9 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About EMCOR Group

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.

About URS Corp

URS Corporation (URS) is a provider of engineering, construction and technical services. The Company offers a range of program management, planning, design, engineering, construction and construction management, operations and maintenance, and decommissioning and closure services to public agencies and private sector clients worldwide. It provides its services through four reporting segments: Infrastructure & Environment, Federal Services, Energy & Construction, and Oil & Gas Divisions. URS also is a United States federal government contractor in the areas of systems engineering and technical assistance, operations and maintenance, and information technology (IT) services. It provides services for federal, oil and gas, infrastructure, power, and industrial projects and programs. On May 14, 2012, it completed the acquisition of Flint Energy Services Ltd.

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