Reviewing Fiserv Inc. (FISV)’s and Hill International Inc. (NYSE:HIL)’s results

We will be contrasting the differences between Fiserv Inc. (NASDAQ:FISV) and Hill International Inc. (NYSE:HIL) as far as risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings and valuation are concerned. The two businesses are rivals in the Business Services industry.

Earnings and Valuation

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Fiserv Inc. 92 11.60 N/A 2.47 42.68
Hill International Inc. 3 0.41 N/A -0.45 0.00

In table 1 we can see Fiserv Inc. and Hill International Inc.’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Profitability

Table 2 provides us the return on assets, return on equity and net margins of both businesses.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Fiserv Inc. 0.00% 46.6% 10.8%
Hill International Inc. 0.00% -26.1% -9.1%

Risk and Volatility

Fiserv Inc. has a 0.8 beta, while its volatility is 20.00%, thus making it less volatile than Standard and Poor’s 500. Competitively, Hill International Inc.’s 12.00% volatility makes it less volatile than Standard and Poor’s 500, because of the 0.88 beta.

Liquidity

The Current Ratio of Fiserv Inc. is 1.1 while its Quick Ratio stands at 1.1. The Current Ratio of rival Hill International Inc. is 1.5 and its Quick Ratio is has 1.5. Hill International Inc. is better equipped to clear short and long-term obligations than Fiserv Inc.

Analyst Recommendations

Ratings and Recommendations for Fiserv Inc. and Hill International Inc. can be find in next table.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
Fiserv Inc. 0 1 5 2.83
Hill International Inc. 0 0 0 0.00

The average target price of Fiserv Inc. is $114.29, with potential upside of 12.05%.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

Institutional investors owned 91.12% of Fiserv Inc. shares and 62.1% of Hill International Inc. shares. 0.3% are Fiserv Inc.’s share owned by insiders. Competitively, insiders own roughly 1.7% of Hill International Inc.’s shares.

Performance

In this table we provide the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
Fiserv Inc. 11.96% 13.97% 22.69% 24.53% 41.59% 43.46%
Hill International Inc. 3.62% 12.1% 19.77% -6.53% -42.2% 2.27%

For the past year Fiserv Inc. was more bullish than Hill International Inc.

Summary

Fiserv Inc. beats on 8 of the 9 factors Hill International Inc.

Fiserv, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides financial services technology worldwide. The companyÂ’s Payments and Industry Products segment provides debit and credit card processing and services; electronic bill payment and presentment services; Internet and mobile banking software and services; person-to-person payment services; and other electronic payments software and services. This segment also offers card and print personalization services; investment account processing services for separately managed accounts; and fraud and risk management products and services. Its Financial Institution Services segment provides account processing services, item processing and source capture services, loan origination and servicing products, cash management and consulting services, and other products and services that support various types of financial transactions. This segment also offers a range of services, such as customization, business process outsourcing, education, consulting, and implementation services; and ACH, treasury management, source capture optimization, and enterprise cash and content management solutions, as well as case management and resolution services to the financial services industry. The company also provides document and payment card production and distribution, check processing and imaging, source capture systems, and lending and risk management products and services. Fiserv, Inc. serves banks, thrifts, credit unions, investment management firms, leasing and finance companies, retailers, merchants, mutual savings banks, and building societies. The company was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Brookfield, Wisconsin.

Hill International, Inc. provides project and construction management, and other consulting services primarily for the buildings, transportation, environmental, energy, and industrial markets. The company offers program management, project management, construction management, project management oversight, troubled project turnaround, staff augmentation, project labor agreement consulting, commissioning, estimating and cost management, and labor compliance and facilities management services. It also manages various phases of the construction process for construction owners, which include cost and budget controls, scheduling, estimating, expediting, inspection, contract administration, and management of contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers. The company primarily serves the United States and other national governments, state and local governments, foreign governments, and the private sector customers. Hill International, Inc. operates in the United States, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific. The company was founded in 1976 and is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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