AECOM (ACM) Stock Guide

May 23, 2020
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Looking to buy or sell AECOM (ACM)? Interested in getting the full scoop on ACM, including earnings and dividends, stock forecast, buy or sell analysis and key stats? If so, you came to the right place.

In this ACM stock guide, we'll address key questions about ACM, above and beyond what you can find on Yahoo Finance, Zacks, MarketWatch or Morningstar.

Here is what you'll be able to find in this guide:

Earnings and Dividends: earnings, earnings date, dividend rate and dividend yield;
Analyst Predictions: stock forecast and analyst ratings;
Analysis: Finny Score and buy or sell analysis;
Key Stats: revenue, market cap, revenue growth, profit margin, P/E ratio, P/B ratio, industry, sector, and number of employees.

And here is the list of questions we'll answer:
1. What are ACM earnings?
2. When is ACM earnings date?
3. What is ACM stock forecast (i.e., prediction)?
4. ACM buy or sell? What is ACM Finny Score?
5. What are the reasons to buy ACM? Why should I buy ACM stock?
6. What are the reasons to sell ACM? Why should I sell ACM stock?
7. What are ACM key stats: revenue, market cap, revenue growth, profit margin, P/E ratio, P/B ratio industry, sector, and number of employees?

So let's start. Scroll down to the question that interests you the most.

Earnings and Dividends

1. What are ACM earnings?

ACM trailing 12-month earnings per share (EPS) is -$2.76.

2. When is ACM earnings date?

ACM earnings date is August 04, 2020.

Analyst Predictions

3. What is ACM stock forecast (i.e., prediction)?

Based on ACM analyst price targets, ACM stock forecast is $46.22 (for a year from now). That means the average analyst price target for ACM stock is $46.22. The prediction is based on 13 analyst estimates.

The low price target for ACM is $40.00, while the high price target is $60.00.

ACM analyst rating is Buy.

Analysis

4. ACM buy or sell? What is ACM Finny Score?

Our quantitative analysis shows 8 reasons to buy and 4 reasons to sell ACM, resulting in Finny Score of 67.

5. What are the reasons to buy ACM? Why should I buy ACM stock?

Here are the reasons to buy ACM stock:

  • AECOM is well positioned to benefit from rising infrastructure demand, with broad capabilities in design, engineering, project management, and direct construction to serve federal, state, and local level infrastructure.
  • AECOM's purchase of Hunt Construction in 2015 positioned it as one of the few E&C's with design-build capabilities for major sports venues and event destinations.
  • Through its AECOM Capital unit, the company is one of the relatively few E&Cs to embrace infrastructure-based public-private partnerships, a segment with high growth and economic moat potential.
  • ACM forward P/E ratio is 11.78, which is low compared to its industry peers’ P/E ratios. See ACM forward P/E ratio chart.
  • ACM Price/Sales ratio is 0.25, which is low compared to its industry peers’ P/S ratios. See ACM forward Price/Sales ratio chart.
  • ACM PEG ratio (P/E adjusted for growth) is 1.37, which is low compared to its industry peers’ PEG ratios. See ACM PEG chart.
  • ACM average analyst rating is Buy. See ACM analyst rating chart.
  • ACM average analyst price target ($46.22) is above its current price ($35.82). See ACM price target chart.
  • ACM cash to debt ratio is 0.37, higher than the average industry (0.14) and sector (0.12) cash to debt ratio. See ACM cash to debt chart.
  • ACM Enterprise Value/Revenue multiple is 0.39, which is low compared to its industry peers’ Enterprise Value/Revenue multiples. See ACM Enterprise Value/Revenue chart.
  • ACM Enterprise Value/EBITDA multiple is 8.14, which is low compared to its industry peers’ Enterprise Value/EBITDA ratios. See ACM Enterprise Value/EBITDA chart.

6. What are the reasons to sell ACM? Why should I sell ACM stock?

Let's look at the reasons to sell ACM stock (i.e., the bear case):

  • Almost two thirds of AECOM's business is from government entities, both in the U.S. and abroad. Delays in expected federal incentives for infrastructure spending could lead to shortfalls in demand and disappoint investors.
  • After nearly three years and more than $600 million in integration and restructuring costs, it is hard to pinpoint the major cost savings from the URS acquisition in reported results.
  • AECOM's Oil and Gas business is heavily tied to unconventional energy sources in the U.S. and Canada and has significantly declined the past few years along with global oil prices.
  • ACM quarterly revenue growth was -4.90%, lower than the industry and sector average revenue growth (2.03% and 1.65%, respectively). See ACM revenue growth chart.
  • ACM profitability is declining. The YoY profit margin change was -1.19 percentage points. See ACM profitability chart.
  • ACM short share of float is 7.68%. The stock is much more frequently shorted than the average industry, sector or S&P 500 stock. See ACM short share of float chart.
  • ACM short interest (days to cover the shorts) ratio is 3.63. The stock garners more short interest than the average industry, sector or S&P 500 stock. See ACM short interest ratio chart.

Key Stats

7. What are ACM key stats : revenue, market cap, revenue growth, profit margin, P/E ratio, P/B ratio industry, sector, and number of employees?

Let's look at the key statistics for ACM:

Metrics ACM
Price $39.20
Average Price Target / Upside $46.22 / 17.91%
Average Analyst Rating Buy
Forward Dividend Yield 0.00%
Industry Engineering & Construction
Sector Industrials
Number of Employees 87,000
Market Cap $4.96B
Forward P/E Ratio 11.78
Price/Book Ratio 0.25
Revenue (TTM) $19.89B
YoY Quarterly Revenue Growth -4.90%
Profit Margin -2.19%

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