Transatlantic Capital (OTCMKTS:TACI) and Navigant Consulting (NYSE:NCI) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, earnings, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Dividends

Navigant Consulting pays an annual dividend of $0.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. Transatlantic Capital does not pay a dividend. Navigant Consulting pays out 42.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Risk and Volatility

Transatlantic Capital has a beta of -4.26, meaning that its share price is 526% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Navigant Consulting has a beta of 0.75, meaning that its share price is 25% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Transatlantic Capital and Navigant Consulting’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Transatlantic Capital N/A N/A N/A
Navigant Consulting 13.16% 5.74% 4.18%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Transatlantic Capital and Navigant Consulting, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Transatlantic Capital 0 0 0 0 N/A
Navigant Consulting 0 1 1 0 2.50

Navigant Consulting has a consensus price target of $28.00, indicating a potential upside of 22.65%. Given Navigant Consulting’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Navigant Consulting is more favorable than Transatlantic Capital.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Transatlantic Capital and Navigant Consulting’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Transatlantic Capital N/A N/A -$40,000.00 N/A N/A
Navigant Consulting $743.61 million 1.21 $120.64 million $0.47 48.57

Navigant Consulting has higher revenue and earnings than Transatlantic Capital.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

98.7% of Navigant Consulting shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.9% of Navigant Consulting shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Navigant Consulting beats Transatlantic Capital on 11 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Transatlantic Capital Company Profile

Transatlantic Capital Inc. does not have significant operations. It intends to identify opportunities in commercial properties in the retail, office, and industrial sectors throughout the United States and Canada. The company was formerly known as ACRO Inc. and changed its name to Transatlantic Capital Inc. in May 2014. Transatlantic Capital Inc. was founded in 2002 and is based in Bingham Farms, Michigan. Transatlantic Capital Inc. is a subsidiary of NFA Securities 3LC.

Navigant Consulting Company Profile

Navigant Consulting, Inc. provides professional services worldwide. It operates through three segments: Healthcare, Energy, and Financial Services Advisory and Compliance. 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 electronic health records system, and product planning and commercialization expertise. The Energy segment provides life-cycle solutions that help clients businesses in changing energy environment, manage complexity, accelerate operational performance, and meet compliance requirements, as well as transform its organizations and systems; and various benchmarking, and data and market research services. This segment serves utility and energy companies, government and nongovernmental organizations, large corporations, product manufacturers, and investors. The Financial Services Advisory and Compliance segment provides strategic, operational, valuation, risk management, investigative, and compliance advisory services to 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 services. Navigant Consulting, Inc. was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

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