Head-To-Head Analysis: Engility (EGL) versus Hill International (HIL)

Engility (NYSE: EGL) and Hill International (NYSE:HIL) are both small-cap aerospace companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Engility -1.82% 12.16% 4.10%
Hill International N/A N/A N/A

Risk & Volatility

Engility has a beta of 1.72, indicating that its share price is 72% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Hill International has a beta of 0.9, indicating that its share price is 10% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

95.1% of Engility shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 59.1% of Hill International shares are held by institutional investors. 0.4% of Engility shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 13.6% of Hill International shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Engility $1.93 billion 0.49 -$35.19 million $2.33 10.96
Hill International $520.85 million 0.54 -$18.82 million ($0.15) -36.33

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Engility and Hill International, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Engility 1 4 4 0 2.33
Hill International 0 0 0 0 N/A

Engility currently has a consensus price target of $34.00, suggesting a potential upside of 33.18%. Given Engility’s higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Engility is more favorable than Hill International.

Summary

Engility beats Hill International on 9 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Engility

Engility Holdings, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides a range of technical services to the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Department of State, Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Homeland Security, and space-related and intelligence community agencies. It offers systems engineering and integration services, including engineering and technology lifecycle support, information assurance, modeling and simulation, and architecture analysis and modernization; and cybersecurity services, such as vulnerability assessments and penetration testing, independent test and evaluation, cybersecurity systems engineering, cyber quick reaction range capability, and cyber hunting. The company also provides high performance computing services comprising architecture and infrastructure design, data management and analytics, and integration and testing, as well as systems operation, optimization, and sustainment; and enterprise modernization services, which include architecture analysis and modernization, information technology services and solutions, and software development and integration. In addition, it offers mission and operations support solutions in the areas of artificial intelligence, space launch and space flight, law enforcement, intelligence analysis, air traffic management, engineering and fabrication, and communication data exchange; and readiness and training solutions, including training development, learning, and knowledge management. The company was incorporated in 2012 and is based in Chantilly, Virginia. Engility Holdings, Inc. is a subsidiary of Birch Partners, LP.

About Hill International

Hill International, Inc. provides project and construction management, and other consulting services primarily for the buildings, transportation, environmental, energy, and industrial markets. The company offers program management, project management, construction management, project management oversight, troubled project turnaround, staff augmentation, project labor agreement consulting, commissioning, estimating and cost management, and labor compliance and facilities management services. It also manages various phases of the construction process for construction owners, which include cost and budget controls, scheduling, estimating, expediting, inspection, contract administration, and management of contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers. The company primarily serves the United States and other national governments, state and local governments, foreign governments, and the private sector customers. Hill International, Inc. operates in the United States, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific. The company was founded in 1976 and is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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