Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH – Get a rating) and Montrose Environmental Group (NYSE: MEG – Get a rating) are both business services companies, but which is the better company? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings and valuation.
This is a breakdown of the current ratings and target prices for Booz Allen Hamilton and Montrose Environmental Group, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sales Ratings||Hold odds||Buy reviews||Strong buy odds||Rating|
|Booz Allen Hamilton||0||2||8||0||2.80|
|Montrose Environmental Group||0||4||2||0||2.33|
Booz Allen Hamilton currently has a consensus target price of $96.78, indicating a potential upside of 9.95%. Montrose Environmental Group has a consensus target price of $49.07, indicating a potential upside of 2.88%. Given Booz Allen Hamilton’s stronger consensus rating and possible higher upside, stock analysts clearly believe that Booz Allen Hamilton is more favorable than Montrose Environmental Group.
Benefits and evaluation
This table compares the gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation of Booz Allen Hamilton and Montrose Environmental Group.
|Gross revenue||Price/sales ratio||Net revenue||Earnings per share||Price/earnings ratio|
|Booz Allen Hamilton||$7.86 billion||1.49||$608.96 million||$4.19||21.01|
|Montrose Environmental Group||$546.41 million||2.59||-$25.33 million||($1.59)||-30.00|
Booz Allen Hamilton has higher revenue and profits than Montrose Environmental Group. Montrose Environmental Group trades at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Booz Allen Hamilton, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This table compares the net margins, return on equity and return on assets of Booz Allen Hamilton and Montrose Environmental Group.
|Net margins||Return on equity||return on assets|
|Booz Allen Hamilton||7.09%||54.65%||9.83%|
|Montrose Environmental Group||-4.64%||4.25%||1.10%|
Volatility and risk
Booz Allen Hamilton has a beta of 0.71, indicating that its stock price is 29% less volatile than the S&P 500. In comparison, Montrose Environmental Group has a beta of 1.16, indicating that its stock price is its stock is 16% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
88.3% of Booz Allen Hamilton shares are held by institutional investors. By comparison, 93.2% of shares in Montrose Environmental Group are held by institutional investors. 1.9% of Booz Allen Hamilton shares are held by insiders. By comparison, 11.0% of the shares of Montrose Environmental Group are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership indicates that hedge funds, endowments, and large fund managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Booz Allen Hamilton beats Montrose Environmental Group on 10 out of 14 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Booz Allen Hamilton (Get a rating)
Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation provides management and technology consulting, analytics, engineering, digital solutions, mission operations, and IT solutions to governments, businesses, and nonprofits in the United States And in the world. The company offers consulting solutions in various areas, business strategies, human capital and operations. It also provides analytics services, which focuses on delivering transformational solutions in areas of artificial intelligence, such as machine learning, deep learning; data science, such as data engineering and predictive modeling; automation and business analytics; and quantum computing. In addition, the company designs, develops and implements solutions based on contemporary methodologies and modern architectures; provides engineering services and solutions to define, develop, implement, maintain and modernize complex physical systems; and provides cyber risk management solutions, such as prevention, detection and profitability. Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation was founded in 1914 and is headquartered in McLean, Virginia.
About Montrose Environmental Group (Get a rating)
Montrose Environmental Group, Inc. operates as an environmental services company in the United States. The Company operates in three segments: Assessment, Authorization and Response; measurement and analysis; and remediation and reuse. The Assessment, Permitting and Response segment provides scientific advisory and advisory services to support environmental assessments, environmental emergency response and recovery, toxicology consulting, and environmental audits and permits for ongoing operations, facility upgrades, new projects, decommissioning projects and development projects. Its consulting and technical advisory services include regulatory compliance support and planning, environmental, ecosystem and toxicological assessments, and support during responses to environmental disruptions. The Measurement and Analysis segment tests and analyzes air, water and soil to determine contaminant concentrations, as well as the toxicological impact of contaminants on flora, fauna and human health. Its services include source and ambient air testing and monitoring, leak detection and advanced analytical laboratory services, such as analysis of air, storm water, wastewater and Of drinking water. The Remediation and Reuse segment provides engineering, design, implementation, operation and maintenance services primarily to treat contaminated water, remove contaminants from soil or create biogas from waste. It serves the technology, media, chemical, energy, power and utilities, industrial and manufacturing, finance and engineering industries, as well as local, state, provincial and federal government entities. The company was founded in 2012 and is based in North Little Rock, Arkansas.
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