Financial Survey: Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives (NASDAQ:IEA) & FORUM MERGER II/SH CL A (NASDAQ:FMCI)

Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives (NASDAQ:IEA) and FORUM MERGER II/SH CL A (NASDAQ:FMCI) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives and FORUM MERGER II/SH CL A, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives 0 1 0 0 2.00
FORUM MERGER II/SH CL A 0 0 0 0 N/A

Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives currently has a consensus target price of $7.00, indicating a potential upside of 243.14%. Given Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives is more favorable than FORUM MERGER II/SH CL A.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives and FORUM MERGER II/SH CL A’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives $779.34 million 0.06 $4.24 million ($0.80) -2.55
FORUM MERGER II/SH CL A N/A N/A $1.08 million N/A N/A

Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives has higher revenue and earnings than FORUM MERGER II/SH CL A.

Profitability

This table compares Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives and FORUM MERGER II/SH CL A’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives -0.14% -11.34% 3.56%
FORUM MERGER II/SH CL A N/A N/A N/A

Institutional & Insider Ownership

21.6% of Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.6% of FORUM MERGER II/SH CL A shares are held by institutional investors. 10.3% of Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives beats FORUM MERGER II/SH CL A on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives Company Profile

Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives, Inc., a diversified infrastructure construction company, provides engineering, procurement, and construction services for the renewable energy, traditional power, and civil infrastructure industries in the United States. It offers design, site development, construction, installation, and restoration of infrastructure services. The company was founded in 1947 is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana.

FORUM MERGER II/SH CL A Company Profile

Forum Merger II Corporation intends to acquire assets and businesses through a merger, capital stock exchange, stock purchase, reorganization, or business combination. The company was founded in 2018 and is based in New York, New York.

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