Head-To-Head Contrast: Foster Wheeler (FWLT) versus Emcor Group (EME)

Foster Wheeler (NASDAQ: FWLT) and Emcor Group (NYSE:EME) are both industrials companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations and risk.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Foster Wheeler and Emcor Group’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Foster Wheeler N/A N/A N/A $0.90 N/A
Emcor Group $7.55 billion 0.64 $181.93 million $3.62 22.77

Emcor Group has higher revenue and earnings than Foster Wheeler. Foster Wheeler is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Emcor Group, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Foster Wheeler and Emcor Group, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Foster Wheeler 0 0 0 0 N/A
Emcor Group 0 3 1 0 2.25

Emcor Group has a consensus target price of $80.50, indicating a potential downside of 2.33%.

Profitability

This table compares Foster Wheeler and Emcor Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Foster Wheeler N/A N/A N/A
Emcor Group 2.82% 13.94% 5.63%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

94.1% of Emcor Group shares are held by institutional investors. 2.0% of Emcor Group shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Emcor Group pays an annual dividend of $0.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.4%. Foster Wheeler does not pay a dividend. Emcor Group pays out 8.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Emcor Group has raised its dividend for 6 consecutive years.

Summary

Emcor Group beats Foster Wheeler on 10 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Foster Wheeler Company Profile

Foster Wheeler AG (Foster Wheeler) is a supplier of engineering, construction and project management contractor and power equipment. It operates through two business groups: Global Engineering and Construction Group (Global E&C Group), and Global Power Group. Its Global E&C Group, which operates worldwide, designs, engineers and constructs onshore and offshore upstream oil and gas processing facilities, natural gas liquefaction facilities and receiving terminals, gas-to-liquids facilities, oil refining, chemical and petrochemical, pharmaceutical and biotechnology facilities and related infrastructure. Its Global Power Group designs, manufactures and erects steam generators and auxiliary equipment for electric power generating stations, district heating and power plants and industrial facilities worldwide.In May 2014, the Company announced that a subsidiary of its Global Power Group acquired Siemens Environmental Systems and Services business.

Emcor Group Company Profile

EMCOR Group, Inc. is an electrical and mechanical construction, and facilities services firm in the United States. The Company provides building services and industrial services. Its segments are United States electrical construction and facilities services; United States mechanical construction and facilities services; United States building services; United States industrial services, and United Kingdom building services. As of December 31, 2016, its services were provided to a range of commercial, industrial, utility and institutional customers through approximately 75 operating subsidiaries and joint venture entities. It is providing construction services relating to electrical and mechanical systems in various types of non-residential and certain residential facilities, and in providing services relating to the operation, maintenance and management of facilities, including refineries and petrochemical plants. It operates various electrical and mechanical systems.

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