Head-To-Head Survey: FENNER (FNERF) & Great Lakes Dredge & Dock (GLDD)

FENNER (OTCMKTS: FNERF) and Great Lakes Dredge & Dock (NASDAQ:GLDD) are both small-cap construction companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Analyst Recommendations

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This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for FENNER and Great Lakes Dredge & Dock, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
FENNER 0 1 0 0 2.00
Great Lakes Dredge & Dock 0 1 1 0 2.50

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock has a consensus price target of $7.00, suggesting a potential upside of 60.92%. Given Great Lakes Dredge & Dock’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Great Lakes Dredge & Dock is more favorable than FENNER.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.0% of FENNER shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 77.2% of Great Lakes Dredge & Dock shares are held by institutional investors. 8.2% of Great Lakes Dredge & Dock shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares FENNER and Great Lakes Dredge & Dock’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
FENNER N/A N/A N/A
Great Lakes Dredge & Dock -4.45% -6.64% -1.79%

Volatility and Risk

FENNER has a beta of 0.57, suggesting that its share price is 43% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Great Lakes Dredge & Dock has a beta of 0.65, suggesting that its share price is 35% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares FENNER and Great Lakes Dredge & Dock’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
FENNER $826.10 million 2.00 N/A N/A N/A
Great Lakes Dredge & Dock $702.50 million 0.38 -$31.26 million ($0.51) -8.53

FENNER has higher revenue and earnings than Great Lakes Dredge & Dock.

Summary

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock beats FENNER on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company Profile

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation is a provider of dredging services. The Company provides dredging services in the East, West and Gulf Coasts of the United States and around the world. It operates in two segments: Dredging Operations, which involves enhancement or preservation of navigability of waterways or the protection of shorelines through the removal or replenishment of soil, sand or rock, and Environmental & Remediation Operations, which provides construction services on soil, water and sediment for clients in both the public and private sectors. It has interest in Amboy Aggregates, which is involved in mining sand from the entrance channel to New York Harbor for providing sand and aggregate for use in road and building construction, and for clean land fill; Lower Main Street Development, LLC (Lower Main), which is engaged in land development and sale business, and TerraSea Environmental Solutions (TerraSea), which is engaged in the environmental services business.

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