Navigant Consulting (NCI) & Its Peers Head-To-Head Review

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

Analyst Ratings

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This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Navigant Consulting and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Navigant Consulting 0 1 1 0 2.50
Navigant Consulting Competitors 91 315 488 16 2.47

Navigant Consulting currently has a consensus target price of $24.00, suggesting a potential upside of 11.63%. As a group, “Management consulting services” companies have a potential upside of 3.16%. Given Navigant Consulting’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Navigant Consulting is more favorable than its rivals.

Profitability

This table compares Navigant Consulting and its rivals’ 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 -217.66% -16.58% -6.35%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

95.3% of Navigant Consulting shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.0% 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 endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility & Risk

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

Earnings & Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Navigant Consulting $1.03 billion $74.95 million 19.72
Navigant Consulting Competitors $978.14 million $63.48 million 15.90

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

Summary

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

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.

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