PHI Group (OTCMKTS:PHIL) and Franklin Covey (NYSE:FC) are both small-cap multi-sector conglomerates companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings and valuation.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares PHI Group and Franklin Covey’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
PHI Group $1.67 million 0.30 -$2.02 million N/A N/A
Franklin Covey $209.76 million 1.58 -$5.88 million ($0.52) -45.73

PHI Group has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Franklin Covey.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for PHI Group and Franklin Covey, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
PHI Group 0 0 0 0 N/A
Franklin Covey 0 0 3 0 3.00

Franklin Covey has a consensus target price of $31.33, indicating a potential upside of 31.76%. Given Franklin Covey’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Franklin Covey is more favorable than PHI Group.

Profitability

This table compares PHI Group and Franklin Covey’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
PHI Group -120.94% -68.50% -8.79%
Franklin Covey -2.81% -8.83% -3.52%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

44.8% of Franklin Covey shares are held by institutional investors. 32.0% of PHI Group shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 33.4% of Franklin Covey shares are held by 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.

Risk and Volatility

PHI Group has a beta of 6.07, meaning that its share price is 507% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Franklin Covey has a beta of 1, meaning that its share price has a similar volatility profile to the S&P 500.

Summary

Franklin Covey beats PHI Group on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About PHI Group

PHI Group Inc., through its subsidiary, PHI Capital Holdings, Inc., provides merger and acquisition advisory, consulting, project financing, and capital market services to clients in North America and Asia. The company was formerly known as Providential Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to PHI Group, Inc. in April 2009. PHI Group Inc. was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada.

About Franklin Covey

Franklin Covey Co. provides training and consulting services in the areas of leadership, productivity, strategic execution, trust, sales force performance, customer loyalty, and communication effectiveness skills worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Direct Offices, Strategic Markets, Education Practice, and International Licensees. It also offers a suite of individual-effectiveness and leadership-development training and products. In addition, the company sells books, audio media, and other related products. It delivers its products and services through personnel, client facilitators, international licensees, and the Internet on various Web-based delivery platforms to the governmental agencies, educational institutions, and individual clients. Franklin Covey Co. was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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