Bowman Consulting Group (NASDAQ:BWMN – Get Rating) and Juhl Energy (OTCMKTS:JUHL – Get Rating) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, risk, institutional ownership, dividends and valuation.

Risk and Volatility

Bowman Consulting Group has a beta of 1.23, indicating that its share price is 23% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Juhl Energy has a beta of 2.97, indicating that its share price is 197% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for Bowman Consulting Group and Juhl Energy, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Bowman Consulting Group 0 0 2 0 3.00
Juhl Energy 0 0 0 0 N/A

Bowman Consulting Group currently has a consensus price target of $26.00, indicating a potential upside of 140.07%. Given Bowman Consulting Group’s higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Bowman Consulting Group is more favorable than Juhl Energy.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

64.2% of Bowman Consulting Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 30.7% of Bowman Consulting Group shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 47.9% of Juhl Energy shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Bowman Consulting Group and Juhl Energy’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Bowman Consulting Group $149.97 million 0.95 $300,000.00 $0.02 541.77
Juhl Energy N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Bowman Consulting Group has higher revenue and earnings than Juhl Energy.


This table compares Bowman Consulting Group and Juhl Energy’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Bowman Consulting Group 0.41% 2.66% 1.55%
Juhl Energy N/A N/A N/A


Bowman Consulting Group beats Juhl Energy on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Bowman Consulting Group

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Bowman Consulting Group Ltd. 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. Bowman Consulting Group Ltd. was incorporated in 1995 and is headquartered in Reston, Virginia.

About Juhl Energy

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Juhl Energy, Inc. is engaged in renewable-energy industry, which provides a range of clean energy solutions with a focus on wind, solar, biomass and natural gas systems. It also focuses on competitive, clean energy solutions and community based wind power development, ownership and management throughout the U. S. and Canada. The company operates its business through the following segments: Renewable Energy Development, Renewable Power Plant Ownership and, Energy and Field services. The Renewable Energy Development segment includes wind, solar and cogeneration energy development, construction and related products and services. The Renewable Power Plant Ownership segment owns and operates consolidated wind farms or other clean energy investments. The Energy and Field services segment provides business-to-business engineering consulting services, asset management, and turbine and tower maintenance services. Juhl Energy was founded by Daniel J. Juhl and Mary Juhl on June 20, 2008 and is headquartered in Chanhassen, MN.

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