FTI Consulting Inc (FCN) Downgraded From Buy to Hold

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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- FTI Consulting Inc  (FCN) has been downgraded by TheStreet Ratings from Buy to Hold with a ratings score of C.  TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:

TheStreet Ratings team rates FTI CONSULTING INC as a Hold with a ratings score of C. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:

"We rate FTI CONSULTING INC (FCN) a HOLD. The primary factors that have impacted our rating are mixed some indicating strength, some showing weaknesses, with little evidence to justify the expectation of either a positive or negative performance for this stock relative to most other stocks. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's return on equity has been disappointing."

Highlights from the analysis by TheStreet Ratings Team goes as follows:

  • FCN's revenue growth has slightly outpaced the industry average of 4.3%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 2.2%. Growth in the company's revenue appears to have helped boost the earnings per share.
  • The debt-to-equity ratio is somewhat low, currently at 0.64, and is less than that of the industry average, implying that there has been a relatively successful effort in the management of debt levels. To add to this, FCN has a quick ratio of 2.09, which demonstrates the ability of the company to cover short-term liquidity needs.
  • 35.82% is the gross profit margin for FTI CONSULTING INC which we consider to be strong. Regardless of FCN's high profit margin, it has managed to decrease from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, the net profit margin of 0.21% trails the industry average.
  • Current return on equity exceeded its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a clear sign of strength within the company. In comparison to the other companies in the Professional Services industry and the overall market, FTI CONSULTING INC's return on equity is significantly below that of the industry average and is below that of the S&P 500.
  • You can view the full analysis from the report here: FCN Ratings Report

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