Reviewing China Internet Nationwide Fncl Srvcs (CIFS) & ICF International (ICFI)

ICF International (NASDAQ: CIFS) and China Internet Nationwide Fncl Srvcs (NASDAQ:CIFS) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and earnings.

Dividends

ICF International pays an annual dividend of $0.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.7%. China Internet Nationwide Fncl Srvcs does not pay a dividend. ICF International pays out 18.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares ICF International and China Internet Nationwide Fncl Srvcs’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
ICF International $1.23 billion 1.25 $62.87 million $3.02 27.04
China Internet Nationwide Fncl Srvcs $25.12 million 8.77 $24.04 million N/A N/A

ICF International has higher revenue and earnings than China Internet Nationwide Fncl Srvcs.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

90.8% of ICF International shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.6% of China Internet Nationwide Fncl Srvcs shares are held by institutional investors. 4.7% of ICF International shares are held by 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 Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for ICF International and China Internet Nationwide Fncl Srvcs, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
ICF International 0 3 3 0 2.50
China Internet Nationwide Fncl Srvcs 0 0 0 0 N/A

ICF International presently has a consensus target price of $79.60, suggesting a potential downside of 2.51%. Given ICF International’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe ICF International is more favorable than China Internet Nationwide Fncl Srvcs.

Profitability

This table compares ICF International and China Internet Nationwide Fncl Srvcs’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
ICF International 5.33% 9.90% 5.46%
China Internet Nationwide Fncl Srvcs N/A N/A N/A

Summary

ICF International beats China Internet Nationwide Fncl Srvcs on 10 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

ICF International Company Profile

ICF International Inc. provides management, marketing, technology, and policy consulting and implementation services to government and commercial clients in the United States and internationally. The company researches critical policy, industry, and stakeholder issues, trends, and behaviors; measures and evaluates results and their impact; and provides strategic planning and advisory services to its clients on how to navigate societal, market, business, communication, and technology challenges. It also identifies, defines, and implements policies, plans, programs, and business tools through a range of standard and customized methodologies for its clients; conducts survey research; collects and analyzes various data to understand critical issues and options for its clients; and provides actionable business intelligence, as well as information and data management solutions that allow integrated, and purpose-driven data usage. In addition, the company provides solutions to optimize the customer and citizen experience; and cyber security solutions that support the range of cyber security missions and protect IT infrastructures in the face of relentless threats, as well as designs, develops, and implements technology systems that are principal to its clients' mission or business performance. Further, it informs and engages its clients' constituents, customers, and employees through public relations, branding and marketing, multichannel and strategic communications, and reputation issues management. The company serves energy, environment, and infrastructure; health, education, and social programs; safety and security; and consumer and financial markets. The company was formerly known as ICF Consulting Group Holdings, LLC and changed its name to ICF International, Inc. in 2006. ICF International, Inc. was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia.

China Internet Nationwide Fncl Srvcs Company Profile

China Internet Nationwide Financial Services Inc. provides financial advisory services to small-to-medium sized enterprises in the People's Republic of China. The company offers commercial payment advisory services, international corporate financing advisory services, intermediary bank loan advisory services, and Internet information services. China Internet Nationwide Financial Services Inc. was founded in 2014 and is based in Beijing, the People's Republic of China.

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