CD International Enterprises (OTCMKTS:CDIIQ) & FTI Consulting (NYSE:FCN) Head-To-Head Contrast

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CD International Enterprises (OTCMKTS:CDIIQ) and FTI Consulting (NYSE:FCN) are both basic materials companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends and valuation.


This table compares CD International Enterprises and FTI Consulting’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CD International Enterprises N/A N/A N/A
FTI Consulting 7.56% 13.27% 7.18%

Risk & Volatility

CD International Enterprises has a beta of 1.24, indicating that its stock price is 24% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, FTI Consulting has a beta of 0.41, indicating that its stock price is 59% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

97.3% of FTI Consulting shares are held by institutional investors. 49.9% of CD International Enterprises shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 2.2% of FTI Consulting shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares CD International Enterprises and FTI Consulting’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
CD International Enterprises N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
FTI Consulting $2.35 billion 2.07 $216.73 million $5.80 24.48

FTI Consulting has higher revenue and earnings than CD International Enterprises.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for CD International Enterprises and FTI Consulting, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CD International Enterprises 0 0 0 0 N/A
FTI Consulting 0 0 1 0 3.00

FTI Consulting has a consensus price target of $167.00, suggesting a potential upside of 17.61%. Given FTI Consulting’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe FTI Consulting is more favorable than CD International Enterprises.


FTI Consulting beats CD International Enterprises on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About CD International Enterprises

CD International Enterprises, Inc. sources and distributes industrial products in China and the Americas. It operates through two segments, Trading and Consulting. The Trading segment sources and distributes various industrial commodities, such as iron ore, copper concentrate, and other minerals; and cannabidiol-related products. The Consulting segment provides business and management consulting services to public and private American and Chinese companies that operate primarily in China and the Americas. It offers its consulting services in the areas of general business consulting, Chinese regulatory advice, translation services, formation of entities in the People's Republic of China, coordination of professional resources, mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances and partnerships, advice on effective means of accessing U.S. capital markets, coordination of Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, and corporate asset evaluations. This segment also identifies potential areas of growth; manages and coordinates necessary government approvals and licenses; and provides marketing services, investor relations services, and coordination of the preparation of required SEC filings. The company was formerly known as China Direct Industries, Inc. and changed its name to CD International Enterprises, Inc. in February 2012. CD International Enterprises, Inc. was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Plantation, Florida.

About FTI Consulting

FTI Consulting, Inc. provides business advisory services to manage change, mitigate risk, and resolve disputes worldwide. Its Corporate Finance & Restructuring segment provides business transformation, transactions, turnaround, restructuring, and bankruptcy services. The company's Forensic and Litigation Consulting segment offers anti-corruption/anti-money laundering investigations and compliance, and data and analytics, as well as compliance, monitoring, and receivership services; cybersecurity, forensic accounting and advisory, and global risk and investigations practice; and construction solutions, dispute advisory, trial, insurance claims, health and environmental solutions, and export controls and sanctions. Its Economic Consulting segment provides financial, economic, and econometric consulting; business and expert valuation, and expert testimony services; intellectual property services; economic and statistical analyses services; services related to public policy and regulated industries, and healthcare economics and policy; international arbitration; and economic impact analysis, market modeling, and securities litigation and risk management services and other litigation services. The company's Technology segment offers e-discovery and data compliance management, managed document review, digital forensics, information governance, privacy and security, and contract intelligence services, as well as Radiance Visual Analytics software. Its Strategic Communications segment provides advice services relating to public affairs and government relations, crisis communications, corporate reputation, digital and, capital markets communications, transaction communications, and digital, analytics, and insights. The company was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Washington, District of Columbia.

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