AECOM (ACM) versus Its Competitors Financial Survey

AECOM (NYSE: ACM) is one of 48 publicly-traded companies in the “Construction & Engineering” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare AECOM to related businesses based on the strength of its earnings, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for AECOM and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
AECOM 0 5 4 0 2.44
AECOM Competitors 155 890 1546 17 2.55

AECOM currently has a consensus target price of $38.89, suggesting a potential upside of 6.93%. As a group, “Construction & Engineering” companies have a potential upside of 18.71%. Given AECOM’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe AECOM has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Risk and Volatility

AECOM has a beta of 1.69, suggesting that its stock price is 69% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, AECOM’s rivals have a beta of 1.27, suggesting that their average stock price is 27% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares AECOM and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
AECOM 1.46% 12.19% 3.29%
AECOM Competitors 1.97% -27.41% 2.31%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares AECOM and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
AECOM $17.67 billion $790.46 million 22.18
AECOM Competitors $3.12 billion $137.70 million 19.36

AECOM has higher revenue and earnings than its rivals. AECOM is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

82.1% of AECOM shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 79.1% of shares of all “Construction & Engineering” companies are owned by institutional investors. 0.7% of AECOM shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 11.1% of shares of all “Construction & Engineering” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

AECOM rivals beat AECOM on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

About AECOM

AECOM is engaged in designing, building, financing and operating infrastructure assets for governments, businesses and organizations. The Company’s segments include design and consulting services (DCS), construction services (CS) and management services (MS). Its DCS segment is engaged in planning, consulting, architectural and engineering design services to commercial and government clients in major end markets, such as transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, water and government. Its CS segment is engaged in construction services, including building construction and energy, infrastructure and industrial construction, primarily in the Americas. Its MS segment is engaged in programming and facilitating management and maintenance, training, logistics, consulting, technical assistance, and systems integration and information technology services, primarily for agencies of the United States government and other national governments.

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