Contrasting Navigant Consulting (NYSE:NCI) and Its Peers

Navigant Consulting (NYSE: NCI) is one of 26 publicly-traded companies in the “Management consulting services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Navigant Consulting to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, profitability and earnings.

Profitability

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This table compares Navigant Consulting and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Navigant Consulting 7.26% 7.96% 4.86%
Navigant Consulting Competitors -217.69% -16.66% -6.40%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Navigant Consulting and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Navigant Consulting $1.03 billion $74.95 million 19.68
Navigant Consulting Competitors $978.14 million $63.48 million 16.31

Navigant Consulting has higher revenue and earnings than its competitors. Navigant Consulting is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Risk & Volatility

Navigant Consulting has a beta of 0.92, suggesting that its share price is 8% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Navigant Consulting’s competitors have a beta of 0.77, suggesting that their average share price is 23% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Navigant Consulting and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Navigant Consulting 0 1 1 0 2.50
Navigant Consulting Competitors 90 312 483 15 2.47

Navigant Consulting currently has a consensus price target of $24.00, suggesting a potential upside of 11.89%. As a group, “Management consulting services” companies have a potential upside of 0.28%. Given Navigant Consulting’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Navigant Consulting is more favorable than its competitors.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

95.3% of Navigant Consulting shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.9% of shares of all “Management consulting services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 2.3% of Navigant Consulting shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 10.4% of shares of all “Management consulting services” companies are owned by 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.

Summary

Navigant Consulting beats its competitors on 10 of the 13 factors compared.

About Navigant Consulting

Navigant Consulting, Inc. is a global professional services company. The Company serves clients in the healthcare, energy and financial services industries. It operates through four segments. The Healthcare segment provides consulting services and business process management services. The Energy segment provides advisory solutions in business strategy and planning, distributed energy resources and renewables, energy efficiency and demand response and grid modernization 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. The Disputes, Forensics & Legal Technology segment offers professional services, including valuation and economic analysis, as well as accounting, regulatory, construction and computer forensic expertise.

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