Franklin Covey (FC) vs. PHI Group (PHIL) Critical Contrast

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

Volatility and Risk

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

Profitability

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

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Franklin Covey and PHI Group, as reported by MarketBeat.

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

Franklin Covey currently has a consensus target price of $31.33, indicating a potential upside of 34.25%. Given Franklin Covey’s higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Franklin Covey is more favorable than PHI Group.

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Franklin Covey $209.76 million 1.55 -$5.88 million ($0.52) -44.88
PHI Group $1.67 million 0.30 -$2.02 million N/A N/A

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

Institutional & Insider Ownership

44.8% of Franklin Covey shares are held by institutional investors. 33.5% of Franklin Covey shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 32.0% of PHI Group shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

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

Franklin Covey Company Profile

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.

PHI Group Company Profile

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.

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