Navigant Consulting (NYSE:NCI) and China Xingbang Industry Group (OTCMKTS:CXGP) are both business services companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, risk and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares Navigant Consulting and China Xingbang Industry Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Navigant Consulting 13.10% 6.59% 4.64%
China Xingbang Industry Group N/A N/A N/A

Dividends

Navigant Consulting pays an annual dividend of $0.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. China Xingbang Industry Group does not pay a dividend. Navigant Consulting pays out 42.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

97.8% of Navigant Consulting shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.8% of Navigant Consulting shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for Navigant Consulting and China Xingbang Industry Group, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Navigant Consulting 0 1 1 0 2.50
China Xingbang Industry Group 0 0 0 0 N/A

Navigant Consulting presently has a consensus target price of $30.00, indicating a potential upside of 56.01%.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Navigant Consulting and China Xingbang Industry Group’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Navigant Consulting $743.61 million 1.05 $120.64 million $0.47 40.91
China Xingbang Industry Group N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Navigant Consulting has higher revenue and earnings than China Xingbang Industry Group.

Summary

Navigant Consulting beats China Xingbang Industry Group on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Navigant Consulting

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.

About China Xingbang Industry Group

China Xingbang Industry Group Inc. is an operator of a business to business to customer (B2B2C) e-commerce platform in the home furnishing industry. The Company, through its subsidiaries Xingbang BVI and Xingbang HK, owns the wholly foreign-owned enterprise (WFOE), which controls Guangdong Xingbang, a variable interest entity (VIE). Its operating entity, Xinyu Xingbang, is a company principally engaged in the operation of a B2B2C e-commerce platform in the PRC for manufacturers, distributors and other businesses in the lighting, ceramics and other home furnishing industry in the People’s Republic of China (PRC). It is engaged in operating and developing the Ju51 Mall. The Company is engaged in operating an e-commerce platform to provide value added services to manufacturers, distributors, retailers, decoration companies and decoration technicians in the home furnishing industry while serving consumers through the Ju51 Mall. It has approximately 240 technical service stations.

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