Contrasting Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives (NASDAQ:IEA) & FORUM MERGER II/SH CL A (NASDAQ:FMCI)

Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives (NASDAQ:IEA) and FORUM MERGER II/SH CL A (NASDAQ:FMCI) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, risk and dividends.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

21.6% of Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 53.5% of FORUM MERGER II/SH CL A shares are owned by institutional investors. 10.3% of Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives shares are owned 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.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives and FORUM MERGER II/SH CL A’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives $779.34 million 0.08 $4.24 million ($0.80) -3.69
FORUM MERGER II/SH CL A N/A N/A $1.08 million N/A N/A

Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives has higher revenue and earnings than FORUM MERGER II/SH CL A.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives and FORUM MERGER II/SH CL A, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives 0 1 0 0 2.00
FORUM MERGER II/SH CL A 0 0 0 0 N/A

Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives presently has a consensus target price of $7.00, suggesting a potential upside of 137.29%. Given Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives is more favorable than FORUM MERGER II/SH CL A.

Profitability

This table compares Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives and FORUM MERGER II/SH CL A’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives -0.14% -11.34% 3.56%
FORUM MERGER II/SH CL A N/A N/A N/A

Summary

Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives beats FORUM MERGER II/SH CL A on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives

Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives, Inc., a diversified infrastructure construction company, provides engineering, procurement, and construction services for the renewable energy, traditional power, and civil infrastructure industries in the United States. It offers design, site development, construction, installation, and restoration of infrastructure services. The company was founded in 1947 is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana.

About FORUM MERGER II/SH CL A

Forum Merger II Corporation intends to acquire assets and businesses through a merger, capital stock exchange, stock purchase, reorganization, or business combination. The company was founded in 2018 and is based in New York, New York.

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