Critical Review: Bowman Consulting Group (NASDAQ:BWMN) vs. Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE:BAH)

Bowman Consulting Group (NASDAQ:BWMN) and Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE:BAH) are both business services companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk and institutional ownership.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

30.1% of Bowman Consulting Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 89.2% of Booz Allen Hamilton shares are held by institutional investors. 1.9% of Booz Allen Hamilton shares are held 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 Bowman Consulting Group and Booz Allen Hamilton’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Bowman Consulting Group N/A N/A N/A
Booz Allen Hamilton 7.24% 53.87% 10.07%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for Bowman Consulting Group and Booz Allen Hamilton, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Bowman Consulting Group 0 0 2 0 3.00
Booz Allen Hamilton 0 3 5 0 2.63

Bowman Consulting Group presently has a consensus price target of $18.50, suggesting a potential upside of 39.62%. Booz Allen Hamilton has a consensus price target of $91.57, suggesting a potential upside of 14.71%. Given Bowman Consulting Group’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Bowman Consulting Group is more favorable than Booz Allen Hamilton.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Bowman Consulting Group and Booz Allen Hamilton’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Bowman Consulting Group N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Booz Allen Hamilton $7.86 billion 1.37 $608.96 million $3.90 20.47

Booz Allen Hamilton has higher revenue and earnings than Bowman Consulting Group.

Summary

Booz Allen Hamilton beats Bowman Consulting Group on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Bowman Consulting Group

Bowman Consulting Group Ltd., a consulting company, provides a range of real estate, energy, infrastructure, and environmental management solutions in the United States. It offers civil and site engineering services, such as conceptual land planning, environmental consulting and permitting, planning/zoning and entitlements, roadway and highway designs, erosion and sediment designs, stormwater management designs, construction administration, traffic studies, floodplain studies, and utility relocation designs; and commissioning and energy efficiency services comprise construction observation, direct systems functional performance testing, system development readiness checklist, post occupancy review, review of construction documents, deferred/seasonal functional testing, final commissioning report, and commissioning review of submittals. The company also provides construction management services, including constructability review, value engineering, budgeting and cost estimating, interagency and utility coordination, onsite observation and report evaluation, public communication and outreach, and resident engineer services, as well as bid solicitation, documentation, and preparation services; and environmental consulting services consisting of wetlands and waters of the U.S. delineations, natural resources inventories, wildlife and vegetation surveys, threatened and endangered species surveys, endangered species conservation and management, wetland creation and enhancement design, NEPA documentation, section 404/401 permitting and compliance, NPDES permitting, and phase I environmental site assessment. In addition, it offers landscape architecture, land procurement and right-of-way acquisition, structural engineering, surveying and geospatial engineering, and transportation and water resources engineering services, as well as mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering services. The company was incorporated in 1995 and is headquartered in Reston, Virginia.

About Booz Allen Hamilton

Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp. engages in the provision of management and technology consulting services. It offers analytics, digital solutions, engineering, and cyber expertise. The company was founded by Edwin Booz in 1914 and is headquartered in McLean, VA.

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