Reviewing Orion Group Holdings (ORN) and AECOM (ACM)

Orion Group Holdings (NYSE: ORN) and AECOM (NYSE:ACM) are both industrials companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, risk and profitabiliy.

Risk & Volatility

Orion Group Holdings has a beta of 1.29, meaning that its share price is 29% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, AECOM has a beta of 1.72, meaning that its share price is 72% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Orion Group Holdings and AECOM, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Orion Group Holdings 0 3 1 0 2.25
AECOM 0 4 4 0 2.50

Orion Group Holdings currently has a consensus target price of $8.88, indicating a potential upside of 24.30%. AECOM has a consensus target price of $40.00, indicating a potential upside of 22.66%. Given Orion Group Holdings’ higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Orion Group Holdings is more favorable than AECOM.

Profitability

This table compares Orion Group Holdings and AECOM’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Orion Group Holdings -1.30% -3.21% -1.65%
AECOM 1.28% 12.40% 3.31%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Orion Group Holdings and AECOM’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Orion Group Holdings $587.37 million 0.34 $34.47 million ($0.16) -44.62
AECOM $17.52 billion 0.29 $821.86 million $1.43 22.80

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

Institutional and Insider Ownership

90.6% of Orion Group Holdings shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 82.5% of AECOM shares are held by institutional investors. 6.2% of Orion Group Holdings shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.7% of AECOM shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

AECOM beats Orion Group Holdings on 9 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Orion Group Holdings Company Profile

Orion Group Holdings, Inc., formerly Orion Marine Group, Inc., is engaged in heavy civil construction project management business. The Company specializes in marine construction. It provides a range of heavy civil marine construction services to federal agencies, state and municipal governments, and private commercial and industrial customers. Its heavy civil marine construction and project management services include new construction, dredging, repair and maintenance, and other related specialty services. It provides heavy civil marine construction services on, over and under the water in the continental United States, Alaska, Canada and the Caribbean Basin. It provides heavy civil marine construction services through projects that are obtained primarily through a competitive bid or contract process. It also provides tilt-wall construction services, parking structures, concrete slabs for commercial and institutional applications, curbs, gutters and paving, among other capabilities.

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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