Analyzing Navigant Consulting (NCI) and HPIL (HPIL)

Navigant Consulting (NYSE:NCI) and HPIL (OTCMKTS:HPIL) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and valuation.

Dividends

Navigant Consulting pays an annual dividend of $0.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. HPIL does not pay a dividend. Navigant Consulting pays out 18.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Navigant Consulting and HPIL, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Navigant Consulting 0 1 1 0 2.50
HPIL 0 0 0 0 N/A

Navigant Consulting presently has a consensus price target of $30.00, suggesting a potential upside of 32.68%. Given Navigant Consulting’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Navigant Consulting is more favorable than HPIL.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

93.7% of Navigant Consulting shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.8% of Navigant Consulting shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 84.8% of HPIL shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility and Risk

Navigant Consulting has a beta of 0.79, suggesting that its share price is 21% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, HPIL has a beta of 1.72, suggesting that its share price is 72% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Navigant Consulting and HPIL’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Navigant Consulting 9.05% 9.45% 5.95%
HPIL N/A N/A N/A

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Navigant Consulting and HPIL’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Navigant Consulting $1.03 billion 0.99 $74.95 million $1.09 20.74
HPIL $30,000.00 10.11 -$7.55 million N/A N/A

Navigant Consulting has higher revenue and earnings than HPIL.

Summary

Navigant Consulting beats HPIL on 9 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Navigant Consulting Company Profile

Navigant Consulting, Inc. provides professional services to corporate executives and senior management, corporate counsel, law firms, corporate boards, special committees, and governmental agencies worldwide. It operates through four segments: Healthcare; Energy; Financial Services Advisory and Compliance; and Disputes, Forensics and Legal Technology. The Healthcare segment offers consulting and business process management services to healthcare providers, payers, and life sciences companies. This segment helps clients respond to market legislative changes, such as the shift to an outcome and value-based reimbursements model, ongoing industry consolidation and reorganization, Medicaid expansion, the implementation of a new electronic health records system, and product planning and commercialization expertise. The Energy segment provides advisory services to utilities, governmental agencies, manufacturers, and investors. This segment offers its clients with advisory solutions in business strategy and planning, distributed energy resources and renewables, energy efficiency and demand response, and grid modernization, as well as various benchmarking and research services. The Financial Services Advisory and Compliance segment provides strategic, operational, valuation, risk management, investigative, and compliance advisory services to clients primarily in the financial services industry, including financial and insurance institutions. This segment also offers anti-corruption solutions and anti-money laundering consulting, litigation support, and tax compliance and valuation services. The Disputes, Forensics and Legal Technology segment provides professional services, including accounting, regulatory, construction, and computer forensic, as well as valuation and economic analysis. Navigant Consulting, Inc. was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

HPIL Company Profile

HPIL Holding focuses on investing in public or private enterprises in various business sectors in the United States and internationally. It intends to invest in healthcare, energy, food, real estate, communications, and art and culture sectors. The company also intends to acquire intellectual properties and technologies for investment primarily in the healthcare and environmental quality sectors. In addition, it offers consulting services, as well as develops products related to the brand license agreement. The company was formerly known as Trim Holding Group and changed its name to HPIL Holding in May 2012 to reflect its business operations. HPIL Holding was founded in 2004 and is based in Midland, Michigan. HPIL Holding is a subsidiary of GIOTOS Limited.

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