FTI Consulting (NYSE:FCN) and DIGIPATH INC/SH SH (OTCMKTS:DIGP) are both business services companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, risk, valuation and earnings.

Volatility and Risk

FTI Consulting has a beta of 0.03, suggesting that its share price is 97% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, DIGIPATH INC/SH SH has a beta of 2.7, suggesting that its share price is 170% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

98.2% of FTI Consulting shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.5% of DIGIPATH INC/SH SH shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.2% of FTI Consulting shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for FTI Consulting and DIGIPATH INC/SH SH, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
FTI Consulting 0 0 1 0 3.00
DIGIPATH INC/SH SH 0 0 0 0 N/A

Profitability

This table compares FTI Consulting and DIGIPATH INC/SH SH’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
FTI Consulting 9.73% 11.91% 6.39%
DIGIPATH INC/SH SH -59.66% -120.14% -103.12%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares FTI Consulting and DIGIPATH INC/SH SH’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
FTI Consulting $1.81 billion 1.42 $107.96 million $2.32 28.86
DIGIPATH INC/SH SH $1.90 million 2.89 -$1.06 million N/A N/A

FTI Consulting has higher revenue and earnings than DIGIPATH INC/SH SH.

Summary

FTI Consulting beats DIGIPATH INC/SH SH on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

FTI Consulting Company Profile

FTI Consulting, Inc. provides business advisory services to manage change, mitigate risk, and resolve disputes worldwide. The company's Corporate Finance & Restructuring segment provides turnaround and restructuring, business transformation, interim management, valuation and financial advisory, transaction, dispute advisory, and tax services, as well as mergers and acquisitions (M&A), and M&A integration services. Its Forensic and Litigation Consulting segment offers anti-corruption investigations and compliance, and data and analytics, as well as compliance, monitoring, and receivership services; cybersecurity, forensic accounting and advisory, and global risk and investigations practice; and construction solutions, dispute advisory, intellectual property, trial, business insurance claims, and health solutions. The company's Economic Consulting segment provides financial, economic, and econometric consulting services; business and expert valuation, and expert testimony services; intellectual property and international arbitration services; economic and statistical analyses services; services related to public policy and regulated industries, and healthcare economics and policy; and network and economic impact analysis, and securities litigation and risk management services. Its Technology segment offers e-discovery management, managed document review, collections and digital forensics, information governance and compliance, investigations, and contract intelligence services, as well as e-discovery software. The company's Strategic Communications segment provides advice services relating to public affairs and government relations, M&A crisis communications and special situations, corporate reputation, people and change, digital and creative communications, capital markets communications, and strategy consulting and research. FTI Consulting, Inc. was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Washington, District of Columbia.

DIGIPATH INC/SH SH Company Profile

Digipath, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides cannabis related testing services in the United States. The company offers cannabis lab testing services in Las Vegas to Nevada licensed medical marijuana enterprises. It also provides a balanced and unbiased approach to cannabis news, interviews, and education with a news/talk radio show, app, national marijuana news Website, and social media presence focusing on the political, economic, medicinal, scientific, and cultural dimensions of medicinal and recreational marijuana industry. DigiPath, Inc. was incorporated in 2010 and is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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