ICF International (NASDAQ:ICFI) versus Its Rivals Head to Head Analysis

ICF International (NASDAQ: ICFI) is one of 100 publicly-traded companies in the “Business Support Services” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare ICF International to similar businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, risk and dividends.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for ICF International and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
ICF International 0 3 3 0 2.50
ICF International Competitors 642 1920 2650 64 2.40

ICF International presently has a consensus target price of $60.00, indicating a potential upside of 11.32%. As a group, “Business Support Services” companies have a potential downside of 6.66%. Given ICF International’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe ICF International is more favorable than its rivals.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

90.6% of ICF International shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.1% of shares of all “Business Support Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 5.5% of ICF International shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.9% of shares of all “Business Support Services” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares ICF International and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
ICF International 4.05% 10.14% 5.32%
ICF International Competitors -53.72% -175.31% 0.91%

Risk & Volatility

ICF International has a beta of 0.83, suggesting that its share price is 17% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ICF International’s rivals have a beta of 1.14, suggesting that their average share price is 14% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares ICF International and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
ICF International $1.19 billion $46.58 million 21.39
ICF International Competitors $1.21 billion $74.60 million 1,480.57

ICF International’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than ICF International. ICF International is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.


ICF International rivals beat ICF International on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

ICF International Company Profile

ICF International, Inc. provides professional services and technology-based solutions to government and commercial clients, including management, technology, and policy consulting and implementation services. The Company’s services address four markets: energy, environment and infrastructure; health, education and social programs; safety and security, and consumer and financial. Its services include research and analytic services, assessment and advisory services, design and management services, solution identification and implementation services, and engagement services. The Company researches policy, industry and stakeholder issues, trends and behavior. The Company collects and analyzes various data to understand issues and options for its clients. The Company measures and evaluates results and their impact and, based on those assessments, the Company provides advice to its clients on how to navigate societal, market, business, communication and technology challenges.

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