AECOM (ACM) & The Competition Financial Comparison

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

Profitability

This table compares AECOM and its peers’ 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 1.90% -27.90% 2.21%

Earnings and Valuation

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

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
AECOM $17.67 billion $790.46 million 21.54
AECOM Competitors $3.12 billion $137.70 million 18.90

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

Volatility & Risk

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for AECOM and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
AECOM 0 5 4 0 2.44
AECOM Competitors 157 901 1557 17 2.54

AECOM presently has a consensus price target of $38.89, suggesting a potential upside of 10.10%. As a group, “Construction & Engineering” companies have a potential upside of 20.28%. Given AECOM’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe AECOM has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

82.1% of AECOM shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 79.0% of shares of all “Construction & Engineering” companies are held by institutional investors. 0.7% of AECOM shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 11.1% of shares of all “Construction & Engineering” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

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

AECOM Company Profile

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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