Reviewing Tetra Tech (TTEK) & Hill International (HIL)

Tetra Tech (NASDAQ: TTEK) and Hill International (NYSE:HIL) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, risk, profitability, dividends, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Dividends

Tetra Tech pays an annual dividend of $0.48 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. Hill International does not pay a dividend. Tetra Tech pays out 22.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

87.4% of Tetra Tech shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 58.7% of Hill International shares are held by institutional investors. 3.4% of Tetra Tech shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 13.6% of Hill International shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Tetra Tech 4.83% 14.38% 6.90%
Hill International N/A N/A N/A

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Tetra Tech and Hill International’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Tetra Tech $2.75 billion 1.07 $117.87 million $2.13 24.84
Hill International $520.85 million 0.57 -$33.81 million N/A N/A

Tetra Tech has higher revenue and earnings than Hill International.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Tetra Tech and Hill International, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Tetra Tech 0 2 3 0 2.60
Hill International 0 0 0 0 N/A

Tetra Tech currently has a consensus price target of $56.40, suggesting a potential upside of 6.62%. Given Tetra Tech’s higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Tetra Tech is more favorable than Hill International.

Risk & Volatility

Tetra Tech has a beta of 1, indicating that its stock price has a similar volatility profile to the S&P 500.Comparatively, Hill International has a beta of 0.93, indicating that its stock price is 7% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Tetra Tech beats Hill International on 11 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Tetra Tech

Tetra Tech, Inc. provides consulting and engineering services worldwide. It operates through two segments, Water, Environment and Infrastructure (WEI); and Resource Management and Energy (RME). The WEI segment offers early data collection and monitoring, data analysis and information technology, science and engineering applied research, engineering design, construction management, and operations and maintenance services; and climate change and energy management consulting, as well as greenhouse gas inventory assessment, certification, reduction, and management services. It serves governments, and commercial and industrial clients in water resources analysis and water management, environmental restoration, government consulting, and civil infrastructure master planning and engineering design markets. The RME segment provides early data collection and monitoring, data analysis and information technology, feasibility studies and assessments, science and engineering applied research, engineering design, construction management, and operations and maintenance services. This segment serves industrial and commercial clients, U.S. federal agencies in large scale remediation, and international development agencies in natural resources, energy, remediation, waste management, utilities, and international development markets. Tetra Tech, Inc. was founded in 1966 and is headquartered in Pasadena, California.

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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