TSS (OTCMKTS:TSSI) and ICF International (NASDAQ:ICFI) are both small-cap construction companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, profitability and valuation.
This table compares TSS and ICF International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for TSS and ICF International, as reported by MarketBeat.
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ICF International has a consensus price target of $79.60, indicating a potential upside of 10.65%. Given ICF International’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe ICF International is more favorable than TSS.
ICF International pays an annual dividend of $0.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. TSS does not pay a dividend. ICF International pays out 18.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
Volatility and Risk
TSS has a beta of 0.9, indicating that its share price is 10% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ICF International has a beta of 0.72, indicating that its share price is 28% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares TSS and ICF International’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|ICF International||$1.23 billion||1.10||$62.87 million||$3.02||23.82|
ICF International has higher revenue and earnings than TSS.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
91.9% of ICF International shares are held by institutional investors. 41.5% of TSS shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 4.7% of ICF International shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
ICF International beats TSS on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.
TSS Company Profile
TSS, Inc. provides services for the planning, design, development, maintenance, and refurbishment of mission-critical facilities and information infrastructure in the United States. It provides a single-source solution for facilities, such as data centers, operations centers, network facilities, server rooms, security operations centers, communications facilities, and the infrastructure systems. The company's services consist of technology consulting, design and engineering, project management, systems integration, systems installations, and facilities management. TSS, Inc. serves IT equipment, technology, and service companies; private sector businesses; and the government or commercial end users. The company was formerly known as Fortress International Group, Inc. and changed its name to TSS, Inc. in June 2013. TSS, Inc. was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Round Rock, Texas.
ICF International Company Profile
ICF International Inc. provides management, marketing, technology, and policy consulting and implementation services to government and commercial clients in the United States and internationally. The company researches critical policy, industry, and stakeholder issues, trends, and behaviors; measures and evaluates results and their impact; and provides strategic planning and advisory services to its clients on how to navigate societal, market, business, communication, and technology challenges. It also identifies, defines, and implements policies, plans, programs, and business tools through a range of standard and customized methodologies for its clients; conducts survey research; collects and analyzes various data to understand critical issues and options for its clients; and provides actionable business intelligence, as well as information and data management solutions that allow integrated, and purpose-driven data usage. In addition, the company provides solutions to optimize the customer and citizen experience; and cyber security solutions that support the range of cyber security missions and protect IT infrastructures in the face of relentless threats, as well as designs, develops, and implements technology systems that are principal to its clients' mission or business performance. Further, it informs and engages its clients' constituents, customers, and employees through public relations, branding and marketing, multichannel and strategic communications, and reputation issues management. The company serves energy, environment, and infrastructure; health, education, and social programs; safety and security; and consumer and financial markets. The company was formerly known as ICF Consulting Group Holdings, LLC and changed its name to ICF International, Inc. in 2006. ICF International, Inc. was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia.
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