Financial Comparison: CSRA (CSRA) and Hill International (NYSE:HIL)

Hill International (NYSE: HIL) and CSRA (NYSE:CSRA) are both business services companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, earnings, risk and valuation.

Volatility & Risk

Hill International has a beta of 0.85, meaning that its share price is 15% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CSRA has a beta of 1.81, meaning that its share price is 81% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

CSRA pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. Hill International does not pay a dividend. CSRA pays out 17.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Hill International and CSRA’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Hill International $520.85 million 0.56 -$18.82 million ($0.52) -10.87
CSRA $4.99 billion 1.33 $304.00 million $2.29 17.71

CSRA has higher revenue and earnings than Hill International. Hill International is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than CSRA, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

53.1% of Hill International shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 95.0% of CSRA shares are held by institutional investors. 13.6% of Hill International shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.4% of CSRA shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Hill International and CSRA’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Hill International N/A N/A N/A
CSRA 7.46% 68.98% 6.50%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Hill International and CSRA, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hill International 0 0 0 0 N/A
CSRA 1 8 2 0 2.09

CSRA has a consensus price target of $37.08, suggesting a potential downside of 8.57%. Given CSRA’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe CSRA is more favorable than Hill International.

Summary

CSRA beats Hill International on 13 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

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.

About CSRA

CSRA Inc. is a provider of information technology services to the United States federal government. The Company operates through two segments: Defense and Intelligence, and Civil. The Defense and Intelligence segment provides services to the Department of Defense (DoD), National Security Agency, branches of the Armed Forces, and other DoD and Intelligence agencies. The Civil segment provides services to various federal agencies within the Department of Homeland Security (the DHS), Department of Health and Human services, and other federal civil agencies, as well as various state and local government agencies. It supplies civil government agencies with mission information systems and associated technical support services. It provides its customers with technical services across service areas, including Digital Services, Enterprise Business Services, Digital Platforms, Cyber, Data Science, and Professional and Citizen Services. It has conducted operations in over 130 locations.

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