Pike Corp (NYSE: PIKE) and EMCOR Group (NYSE:EME) are both industrials companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, earnings and risk.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

93.4% of EMCOR Group shares are held by institutional investors. 2.0% of EMCOR Group shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


EMCOR Group pays an annual dividend of $0.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.5%. Pike Corp does not pay a dividend. EMCOR Group pays out 9.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Pike Corp has raised its dividend for 5 consecutive years.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Pike Corp and EMCOR Group, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Pike Corp 0 0 0 0 N/A
EMCOR Group 0 3 1 0 2.25

EMCOR Group has a consensus price target of $70.50, suggesting a potential upside of 2.72%. Given EMCOR Group’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe EMCOR Group is more favorable than Pike Corp.


This table compares Pike Corp and EMCOR Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Pike Corp N/A N/A N/A
EMCOR Group 2.63% 13.19% 5.32%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Pike Corp and EMCOR Group’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Pike Corp N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
EMCOR Group $7.66 billion 0.53 $425.32 million $3.33 20.61

EMCOR Group has higher revenue and earnings than Pike Corp.


EMCOR Group beats Pike Corp on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Pike Corp Company Profile

Pike Corporation is a provider of construction and engineering services for investor-owned, municipal and co-operative electric utilities in the United States. The Company’s suite of energy and communication solutions includes facilities planning and siting, permitting, engineering, design, installation, maintenance and repair of power delivery systems, including utility-grade solar construction projects and storm-related services. The Company operates in two segments: construction and engineering. On January 1, 2014, Synergetic Design Holdings, Inc. merged with and into Pike Enterprises, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company, and UC Synergetic, Inc. (UCS) merged with and into Pike Energy Solutions, LLC (PES), the surviving entity of which was named UC Synergetic, LLC.

EMCOR Group Company Profile

EMCOR Group, Inc. is an electrical and mechanical construction, and facilities services firm in the United States. The Company provides building services and industrial services. Its segments are United States electrical construction and facilities services; United States mechanical construction and facilities services; United States building services; United States industrial services, and United Kingdom building services. As of December 31, 2016, its services were provided to a range of commercial, industrial, utility and institutional customers through approximately 75 operating subsidiaries and joint venture entities. It is providing construction services relating to electrical and mechanical systems in various types of non-residential and certain residential facilities, and in providing services relating to the operation, maintenance and management of facilities, including refineries and petrochemical plants. It operates various electrical and mechanical systems.

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