CleanTech Innovations (SIXD) versus ICF International (ICFI) Financial Comparison

CleanTech Innovations (OTCMKTS:SIXD) and ICF International (NASDAQ:ICFI) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, earnings and valuation.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

91.9% of ICF International shares are owned by institutional investors. 30.2% of CleanTech Innovations shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 4.7% of ICF International shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Risk and Volatility

CleanTech Innovations has a beta of 9.16, indicating that its share price is 816% more 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for CleanTech Innovations and ICF International, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CleanTech Innovations 0 0 0 0 N/A
ICF International 0 3 3 0 2.50

ICF International has a consensus price target of $79.60, suggesting a potential upside of 11.48%. Given ICF International’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe ICF International is more favorable than CleanTech Innovations.

Profitability

This table compares CleanTech Innovations and ICF International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CleanTech Innovations N/A N/A N/A
ICF International 5.45% 10.35% 5.75%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares CleanTech Innovations 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
CleanTech Innovations $12.78 million 0.01 -$17.11 million N/A N/A
ICF International $1.23 billion 1.10 $62.87 million $3.02 23.64

ICF International has higher revenue and earnings than CleanTech Innovations.

Dividends

ICF International pays an annual dividend of $0.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. CleanTech Innovations does not pay a dividend. ICF International pays out 18.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

ICF International beats CleanTech Innovations on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

CleanTech Innovations Company Profile

6D Global Technologies, Inc. is a holding company which engages in the digital business solutions. It operates through the Content Management Systems and Information Technology (IT) Staffing segments. The Content Management Systems segment offers web content management solutions, marketing cloud solutions, mobile applications, analytics, front-end user experience and design, and marketing automation. The IT Staffing segment provides contract and contract-to-hire IT professional staffing services. The company was founded by Tejune Kang on June 16, 2014 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

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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