Ecology and Environment (NASDAQ:EEI) and Stantec (NYSE:STN) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation and profitability.
Ecology and Environment pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.8%. Stantec pays an annual dividend of $0.42 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.8%. Stantec pays out 30.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Stantec has increased its dividend for 5 consecutive years.
This table compares Ecology and Environment and Stantec’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Ecology and Environment and Stantec’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
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Stantec has higher revenue and earnings than Ecology and Environment.
Risk & Volatility
Ecology and Environment has a beta of -0.44, meaning that its stock price is 144% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Stantec has a beta of 1.18, meaning that its stock price is 18% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Ecology and Environment and Stantec, as reported by MarketBeat.
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Institutional and Insider Ownership
29.7% of Ecology and Environment shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 64.0% of Stantec shares are owned by institutional investors. 23.7% of Ecology and Environment shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Stantec beats Ecology and Environment on 9 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Ecology and Environment
Ecology & Environment, Inc., an environmental consulting firm, provides professional services to government and private clients worldwide. It offers support services for response and site assessment activities related to the release and threat of release of oil, petroleum products, hazardous substances, and weapons of mass destruction or pollutants or contaminants; and undertakes task order contracts comprising various environmental assessment projects, engineering and oversight of pollution remediation, and other hazardous waste remediation activities, as well as prepares environmental impact assessment documents for federal land management agencies. The company also provides services to various phases of energy development by conducting critical feature/fatal flaw analyses, social and health impact assessments, feasibility and siting studies, field surveys, permitting, construction inspection, and compliance monitoring. In addition, it conceives and designs environmental restoration projects that restore affected habitat through the integration of biological and engineering solutions; offers sustainability, resiliency, and climate adaptation services, as well as environmental planning and assessment, and military master planning and land use compatibility study services; and provides water supply, water quality, and watershed management services. Further, the company offers logistical support, emergency response/management, and planning services in various preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery phases, as well as conducts hazardous waste site evaluations providing site investigation, engineering design, and operation and maintenance. Additionally, it is involved in the management and financial planning; institutional strengthening and standards development; water supply and development; wastewater treatment; and solid waste project construction supervision assignments. The company was founded in 1970 and is headquartered in Lancaster, New York.
Stantec Inc. provides professional consulting services in the area of infrastructure and facilities for clients in the public and private sectors in Canada, the United States, and internationally. It operates through four segments: Consulting Services Canada, Consulting Services United States, Consulting Services Global, and Construction Services. The company offers consulting services in engineering, architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, surveying, environmental services, project management, and project economics. It also provides construction, construction management, and project delivery at-risk services primarily on water-related projects, as well as professional supervision services to various clients in the United States and the United Kingdom. The company was formerly known as Stanley Technology Group Inc. and changed its name to Stantec Inc. in October 1998. Stantec Inc. was founded in 1954 and is headquartered in Edmonton, Canada.
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