ATIF (NASDAQ:ATIF) versus The Hackett Group (NASDAQ:HCKT) Critical Contrast

ATIF (NASDAQ:ATIF) and The Hackett Group (NASDAQ:HCKT) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares ATIF and The Hackett Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
ATIF N/A N/A N/A
The Hackett Group 8.35% 21.76% 14.77%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares ATIF and The Hackett Group’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
ATIF N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
The Hackett Group $285.89 million 1.75 $23.91 million $1.06 15.84

The Hackett Group has higher revenue and earnings than ATIF.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

79.1% of The Hackett Group shares are held by institutional investors. 18.5% of The Hackett Group shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

The Hackett Group pays an annual dividend of $0.36 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. ATIF does not pay a dividend. The Hackett Group pays out 34.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. The Hackett Group has raised its dividend for 5 consecutive years.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for ATIF and The Hackett Group, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
ATIF 0 0 0 0 N/A
The Hackett Group 0 0 4 0 3.00

The Hackett Group has a consensus price target of $22.50, suggesting a potential upside of 34.01%. Given The Hackett Group’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe The Hackett Group is more favorable than ATIF.

Summary

The Hackett Group beats ATIF on 10 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About ATIF

ATIF Holdings Limited provides financial consulting services to small and medium-sized enterprises in Asia. The company offers going public consulting and international financial consulting services. It also operates chinacnnm.com, a news and media Website that provides social news and financial information to the Asian region. The company was formerly known as Asia Times Holdings Limited and changed its name to ATIF Holdings Limited in March 2019. ATIF Holdings Limited was founded in 2015 and is based in Shenzhen, China.

About The Hackett Group

The Hackett Group, Inc. operates as a strategic advisory and technology consulting firm primarily in North America and European countries. Its executive advisory programs include best practice intelligence center, an online searchable repository of best practices, performance metrics, conference presentations, and associated research; best practice accelerators that provide Web-based access to best practices, customized software configuration tools, and best practice process flows; advisor inquiry, an inquiry service used by clients for access to fact-based advice on proven approaches and methods; best practice research, a research that provides insights into the proven approaches; and peer interaction comprising member-led Webcasts, annual best practice conferences, annual member forums, membership performance surveys, and client-submitted content. The company's benchmarking services conduct studies in the areas of selling, general and administrative, finance, human resources, information technology, procurement, enterprise performance management, and shared services; and business transformation practices help clients to develop coordinated strategy for achieving performance enhancements across the enterprise. It also provides Oracle EEA solutions in the areas of core financial close and consolidation, integrated business planning, and reporting/advanced analytics. In addition, the company offers SAP Solutions, including planning, architecture, and vendor evaluation and selection through implementation, customization, testing, and integration; post-implementation support, change management, exception management, process transparency, system documentation, and end-user training; and off-shore application development, and application maintenance and support services. The company was formerly known as Answerthink, Inc. and changed its name to The Hackett Group, Inc. in 2008. The Hackett Group, Inc. was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Miami, Florida.

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