NYSE:NCI

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Executive Summary

Navigant Consulting, Inc. provides professional services worldwide.

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Fundamentals

Flawless balance sheet with moderate growth potential.


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Share Price & News

How has Navigant Consulting's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events


Market Performance


7 Day Return

0.07%

NCI

1.1%

US Professional Services

1.8%

US Market


1 Year Return

29.2%

NCI

18.3%

US Professional Services

7.3%

US Market

Return vs Industry: NCI exceeded the US Professional Services industry which returned 18.3% over the past year.

Return vs Market: NCI exceeded the US Market which returned 7.3% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

NCIIndustryMarket
7 Day0.07%1.1%1.8%
30 Day0.4%-0.8%-0.7%
90 Day19.1%1.0%0.06%
1 Year30.3%29.2%19.4%18.3%9.7%7.3%
3 Year44.3%42.8%50.9%45.6%46.3%36.9%
5 Year101.0%98.9%86.3%76.4%64.5%46.5%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Navigant Consulting's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

Is Navigant Consulting undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

49.23x

Price to Earnings (PE) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Undervalued: NCI ($27.99) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($21.5)

Significantly Undervalued: NCI is trading above our estimate of fair value.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: NCI is poor value based on its PE Ratio (49.2x) compared to the Professional Services industry average (19.3x).

PE vs Market: NCI is poor value based on its PE Ratio (49.2x) compared to the US market (17.7x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

Low PEG Ratio: NCI is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.8x)


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: NCI is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.7x) compared to the US Professional Services industry average (2.4x).


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Future Growth

How is Navigant Consulting forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 3 analysts?

26.7%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: NCI's forecast earnings growth (26.7% per year) is above the savings rate (2.7%).

Earnings vs Market: NCI's earnings (26.7% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the US market (14.6% per year).

High Growth Earnings: earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: NCI's revenue (5.4% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (7.3% per year).

High Growth Revenue: NCI's revenue (5.4% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

High Future ROE: Insufficient data to determine if NCI's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time


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Past Performance

How has Navigant Consulting performed over the past 5 years?

21.9%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: NCI has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by 21.9% per year.

Accelerating Growth: NCI's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: NCI had negative earnings growth (-27.9%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Professional Services industry average (36.8%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: NCI's Return on Equity (4.3%) is considered low.


Return on Assets

ROA vs Industry: NCI's Return on Assets is below or equal to the Professional Services industry average last year.


Return on Capital Employed

ROCE Improving: NCI's Return on Capital Employed has declined over the past 3 years.


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Financial Health

How is Navigant Consulting's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: NCI's short term assets ($316.6M) exceeds its short term liabilities ($129.2M)

Long Term Liabilities: NCI's short term assets (316.6M) exceeds its long term liabilities (123.2M)


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: NCI is debt free.

Reducing Debt: NCI has no debt compared to 5 years ago when its debt to equity ratio was 35.9%.

Debt Coverage: NCI has no debt, therefore it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.

Interest Coverage: NCI has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.


Balance Sheet

Inventory Level: NCI has a low level of unsold assets or inventory.

Debt Coverage by Assets: Insufficient data to determine if NCI's debt is covered by short term assets.


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Dividend

What is Navigant Consulting's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

0.71%

Current Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield vs Market

company0.7%marketbottom25%1.5%markettop25%3.7%industryaverage1.5%forecastin3Yearsn/a

Current dividend yield vs market & industry


Stability and Growth of Payments

Notable Dividend: NCI's dividend (0.71%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.45%).

High Dividend: NCI's dividend (0.71%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.72%).

Stable Dividend: NCI is not paying a notable dividend for the US market, therefore no need to check if payments are stable.

Growing Dividend: NCI is not paying a notable dividend for the US market, therefore no need to check if payments are increasing.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: NCI is not paying a notable dividend for the US market.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of NCI's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.


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Management

What is the CEO of Navigant Consulting's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

4.8yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Julie Howard (56yo)

7.6yrs

Tenure

US$9,670,408

Compensation

Ms. Julie M. Howard has been the Chairman of the Board at Navigant Consulting, Inc. since May 1, 2014 and has been its Chief Executive Officer since March 1, 2012. Ms. Howard is responsible for the develop ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs. Market: Julie's total compensation ($USD9.67M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD2.67M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Julie's compensation has increased by more than 20% whilst company earnings have fallen more than 20% in the past year.


Management Age and Tenure

4.8yrs

Average Tenure

54yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: NCI's management team is considered experienced (4.8 years average tenure).


Board Age and Tenure

3.4yrs

Average Tenure

61yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: NCI's board of directors are considered experienced (3.4 years average tenure).


Insider Trading

Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.


Ownership Breakdown


Management Team

  • Monica Weed (58yo)

    Executive VP

    • Tenure: 10.9yrs
    • Compensation: US$2.63m
  • Lee Spirer (52yo)

    Executive VP and Chief Growth & Transformation Officer

    • Tenure: 6.9yrs
    • Compensation: US$4.00m
  • Julie Howard (56yo)

    Chairman & CEO

    • Tenure: 7.6yrs
    • Compensation: US$9.67m
  • Sharon Voelzke

    COO & VP

    • Tenure: 3.1yrs
  • Tim Lorah

    Managing Director of Financial Services Advisory & Compliance

    • Tenure: 1.8yrs
  • Saeed Fotovat

    Chief Information Officer

    • Tenure: 5.8yrs
  • Stephen Lieberman (54yo)

    Executive VP

    • Tenure: 0yrs
    • Compensation: US$2.88m
  • Ed Keller

    Chief Marketing Officer & Executive Director

    • Tenure: 4.8yrs
  • Gillian Forsyth (50yo)

    Chief Accounting Officer

    • Tenure: 0.9yrs
  • Kyle Bland

    Director of Investor Relations

    • Tenure: 0yrs

Board Members

  • Stephan James (72yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 10.8yrs
    • Compensation: US$214.73k
  • Kevin Blakely (67yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 3.4yrs
    • Compensation: US$214.73k
  • Julie Howard (56yo)

    Chairman & CEO

    • Tenure: 7.6yrs
    • Compensation: US$9.67m
  • Randy Zwirn (65yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 5yrs
    • Compensation: US$199.73k
  • Cyndi Glassman (71yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 10yrs
    • Compensation: US$209.73k
  • Michael Tipsord (59yo)

    Lead Independent Director

    • Tenure: 1.3yrs
    • Compensation: US$210.56k
  • Stephen Lieberman (54yo)

    Executive VP

    • Tenure: 0yrs
    • Compensation: US$2.88m
  • Rudina Seseri (41yo)

    Director

    • Tenure: 1.3yrs
    • Compensation: US$163.24k
  • Kate Walsh (62yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 2yrs
    • Compensation: US$199.73k
  • Jeff Yingling (60yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 1.7yrs
    • Compensation: US$219.90k

Company Information

Navigant Consulting, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Navigant Consulting, Inc.
  • Ticker: NCI
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Founded: 1983
  • Industry: Research and Consulting Services
  • Sector: Commercial Services
  • Market Cap: US$1.072b
  • Shares outstanding: 38.29m
  • Website: https://www.navigant.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Navigant Consulting, Inc.
  • 150 North Riverside Plaza
  • Suite 2100
  • Chicago
  • Illinois
  • 60606
  • United States

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
NCINYSE (New York Stock Exchange)YesCommon StockUSUSDOct 1996
MZLDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon StockDEEUROct 1996

Biography

Navigant Consulting, Inc. provides professional services worldwide. It operates through three segments: Healthcare, Energy, and Financial Services Advisory and Compliance. The Healthcare segment offers con ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2019/10/11 23:49
End of Day Share Price2019/10/10 00:00
Earnings2019/06/30
Annual Earnings2018/12/31


Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.