Lightbridge (NASDAQ:LTBR – Get Rating) and Bowman Consulting Group (NASDAQ:BWMN – Get Rating) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, profitability, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Lightbridge and Bowman Consulting Group’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Lightbridge N/A N/A -$7.84 million ($1.57) -2.99
Bowman Consulting Group $149.97 million 1.08 $300,000.00 $0.02 611.81

Bowman Consulting Group has higher revenue and earnings than Lightbridge. Lightbridge is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Bowman Consulting Group, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Lightbridge N/A -39.06% -37.71%
Bowman Consulting Group 0.41% 2.66% 1.55%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

7.9% of Lightbridge shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 64.2% of Bowman Consulting Group shares are held by institutional investors. 5.0% of Lightbridge shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 30.7% of Bowman Consulting Group shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Lightbridge and Bowman Consulting Group, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

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

Bowman Consulting Group has a consensus price target of $26.00, indicating a potential upside of 112.59%. Given Bowman Consulting Group’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Bowman Consulting Group is more favorable than Lightbridge.

Volatility and Risk

Lightbridge has a beta of 2.98, indicating that its stock price is 198% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Bowman Consulting Group has a beta of 1.23, indicating that its stock price is 23% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Bowman Consulting Group beats Lightbridge on 11 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Lightbridge Company Profile (Get Rating)

Lightbridge Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the design and development of nuclear fuel technology under the Lightbridge Fuel name. It focuses on developing and commercializing metallic nuclear fuels that could enhance resistance of nuclear fuel in existing and new nuclear reactors with a meaningful impact on addressing climate change and air pollution. The company was formerly known as Thorium Power, Ltd. and changed its name to Lightbridge Corporation in September 2009. Lightbridge Corporation is headquartered in Reston, Virginia.

Bowman Consulting Group Company Profile (Get Rating)

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.



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