CleanTech Innovations (SIXD) & The Hackett Group (HCKT) Head to Head Analysis

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

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares CleanTech Innovations and The Hackett Group’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 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
The Hackett Group $285.86 million 1.74 $27.35 million $0.76 22.17

The Hackett Group has higher revenue and earnings than CleanTech Innovations.

Profitability

This table compares CleanTech Innovations and The Hackett Group’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
The Hackett Group 11.48% 22.48% 14.18%

Volatility and Risk

CleanTech Innovations has a beta of 8.75, suggesting that its stock price is 775% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, The Hackett Group has a beta of 0.98, suggesting that its stock price is 2% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

79.8% of The Hackett Group shares are held by institutional investors. 30.2% of CleanTech Innovations shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 18.8% of The Hackett Group shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

The Hackett Group pays an annual dividend of $0.34 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.0%. CleanTech Innovations does not pay a dividend. The Hackett Group pays out 44.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. The Hackett Group has increased its dividend for 5 consecutive years.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for CleanTech Innovations and The Hackett Group, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CleanTech Innovations 0 0 0 0 N/A
The Hackett Group 0 0 2 0 3.00

The Hackett Group has a consensus price target of $23.00, suggesting a potential upside of 36.50%. Given The Hackett Group’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe The Hackett Group is more favorable than CleanTech Innovations.

Summary

The Hackett Group beats CleanTech Innovations on 9 of the 12 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.

The Hackett Group Company Profile

The Hackett Group, Inc. operates as a strategic advisory and technology consulting firm primarily in North America and European countries. Its executive advisory programs include best practice intelligence center, an online searchable repository of best practices, performance metrics, conference presentations, and associated research; best practice accelerators that provide Web based access to best practices, customized software configuration tools, and best practice process flows; advisor inquiry, an inquiry service used by clients for access to fact-based advice on proven approaches and methods; best practice research, a research that provides insights into the proven approaches; and peer interaction comprising member-led Webcasts, annual best practice conferences, annual member forums, membership performance surveys, and client-submitted content. The company's benchmarking services conduct studies in the areas of selling, general and administrative, finance, human resources, information technology, procurement, enterprise performance management, shared service centers, and working capital management. Its business transformation programs help clients to develop coordinated strategy for achieving performance enhancements across the enterprise; ERP, enterprise performance management, and analytic solutions help clients in enhancing the value of their investments in enterprise software and business analytics; and SAP Solutions, including planning, architecture, and vendor evaluation and selection through implementation, customization, testing, and integration, as well as off-shore application development, and application maintenance and support services. The company was formerly known as Answerthink, Inc. and changed its name to The Hackett Group, Inc. in 2008. The company was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Miami, Florida.

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