Reviewing Engility (EGL) and Its Competitors

Engility (NYSE: EGL) is one of 62 publicly-traded companies in the “AEROSPACE/DEFENSE” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Engility to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, profitability and earnings.

Earnings & Valuation

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This table compares Engility and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Engility $1.93 billion -$35.19 million -24.88
Engility Competitors $8.26 billion $580.70 million 21.85

Engility’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Engility. Engility is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Volatility and Risk

Engility has a beta of 1.79, suggesting that its stock price is 79% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Engility’s peers have a beta of 0.80, suggesting that their average stock price is 20% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for Engility and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Engility 1 4 4 0 2.33
Engility Competitors 372 2195 2980 101 2.50

Engility currently has a consensus target price of $35.20, suggesting a potential upside of 44.38%. As a group, “AEROSPACE/DEFENSE” companies have a potential upside of 5.57%. Given Engility’s higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Engility is more favorable than its peers.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

95.1% of Engility shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 56.3% of shares of all “AEROSPACE/DEFENSE” companies are owned by institutional investors. 0.4% of Engility shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 8.7% of shares of all “AEROSPACE/DEFENSE” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Engility and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Engility -1.82% 12.16% 4.10%
Engility Competitors -0.95% -265.63% 8.25%

Summary

Engility peers beat Engility on 9 of the 13 factors compared.

Engility Company Profile

Engility Holdings, Inc. (Engility) is a provider of systems engineering services, training, program management, and operational support for the United States Government worldwide. The Company’s business is focused on providing a range of engineering, technical, analytical, advisory, training, logistics and support services. The Company operates in two segments: Professional Support Services and Mission Support Services. The Professional Support Services segment provides Systems Engineering and Technical Assistance (SETA) services, program management support and software engineering lifecycle sustainment and support services. Through its Mission Support Services segment, it provides capabilities, such as defense related training, education and support services, law enforcement training, national security infrastructure and institutional development. In January 2014, Engility Holdings Inc completed the acquisition of Dynamics Research Corp.

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