Comparing URS Corp (URS) and Orion Group Holdings (ORN)

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

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares URS Corp and Orion Group Holdings’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
URS Corp N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Orion Group Holdings $584.49 million 0.29 $31.23 million ($0.21) -28.29

Orion Group Holdings has higher revenue and earnings than URS Corp.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
URS Corp N/A N/A N/A
Orion Group Holdings -1.67% -4.08% -2.14%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for URS Corp and Orion Group Holdings, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
URS Corp 0 0 0 0 N/A
Orion Group Holdings 0 2 1 0 2.33

Orion Group Holdings has a consensus target price of $8.33, indicating a potential upside of 40.29%. Given Orion Group Holdings’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Orion Group Holdings is more favorable than URS Corp.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

87.8% of Orion Group Holdings shares are held by institutional investors. 8.0% of Orion Group Holdings shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Orion Group Holdings beats URS Corp on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About URS Corp

URS Corporation (URS) is a provider of engineering, construction and technical services. The Company offers a range of program management, planning, design, engineering, construction and construction management, operations and maintenance, and decommissioning and closure services to public agencies and private sector clients worldwide. It provides its services through four reporting segments: Infrastructure & Environment, Federal Services, Energy & Construction, and Oil & Gas Divisions. URS also is a United States federal government contractor in the areas of systems engineering and technical assistance, operations and maintenance, and information technology (IT) services. It provides services for federal, oil and gas, infrastructure, power, and industrial projects and programs. On May 14, 2012, it completed the acquisition of Flint Energy Services Ltd.

About Orion Group Holdings

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.

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