Reviewing FTI Consulting (FCN) and Its Rivals

FTI Consulting (NYSE: FCN) is one of 19 publicly-traded companies in the “Management consulting services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare FTI Consulting to related businesses based on the strength of its dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk and earnings.

Risk & Volatility

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FTI Consulting has a beta of 0.25, meaning that its share price is 75% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, FTI Consulting’s peers have a beta of 0.44, meaning that their average share price is 56% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for FTI Consulting and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
FTI Consulting 0 1 0 0 2.00
FTI Consulting Competitors 84 271 437 6 2.46

FTI Consulting currently has a consensus target price of $38.00, suggesting a potential downside of 21.50%. As a group, “Management consulting services” companies have a potential upside of 14.74%. Given FTI Consulting’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe FTI Consulting has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Profitability

This table compares FTI Consulting and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
FTI Consulting 5.97% 7.80% 4.08%
FTI Consulting Competitors -290.55% -11.14% -8.86%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

98.7% of FTI Consulting shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 67.2% of shares of all “Management consulting services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 1.3% of FTI Consulting shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 7.0% of shares of all “Management consulting services” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares FTI Consulting and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
FTI Consulting $1.81 billion $107.96 million 20.87
FTI Consulting Competitors $1.23 billion $78.68 million 21.07

FTI Consulting has higher revenue and earnings than its peers. FTI Consulting is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Summary

FTI Consulting peers beat FTI Consulting on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

FTI Consulting Company Profile

FTI Consulting, Inc. is a business advisory company. The Company operates through five segments: Corporate Finance & Restructuring, Forensic and Litigation Consulting, Economic Consulting, Technology and Strategic Communications. The Company provides advice and services, such as restructuring (including bankruptcy), capital formation and indebtedness, interim business management, performance improvements, forensic accounting and litigation matters, international arbitrations, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), antitrust and competition matters, securities litigation, electronic discovery (or e-discovery), management and retrieval of electronically stored information (ESI), reputation management and strategic communications. The Company collaborates with Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) and their finance and accounting organizations and uses engagement tools to provide transformation services, manage risk, deliver business intelligence capabilities, and prepare for and execute events.

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