Barrett Business Services (NASDAQ:BBSI) and Dometic Group AB (publ) (OTCMKTS:DTCGF) are both business services companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, earnings and analyst recommendations.
Volatility & Risk
Barrett Business Services has a beta of 0.88, meaning that its stock price is 12% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Dometic Group AB (publ) has a beta of 0.73, meaning that its stock price is 27% less volatile than the S&P 500.
80.1% of Barrett Business Services shares are held by institutional investors. 6.6% of Barrett Business Services shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Barrett Business Services and Dometic Group AB (publ)’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Barrett Business Services||$940.70 million||0.60||$38.06 million||$4.98||15.26|
|Dometic Group AB (publ)||$1.65 billion||1.69||$174.54 million||$0.59||15.92|
Dometic Group AB (publ) has higher revenue and earnings than Barrett Business Services. Barrett Business Services is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Dometic Group AB (publ), indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Barrett Business Services pays an annual dividend of $1.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.3%. Dometic Group AB (publ) does not pay a dividend. Barrett Business Services pays out 20.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
This table compares Barrett Business Services and Dometic Group AB (publ)’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Barrett Business Services||4.05%||40.14%||5.25%|
|Dometic Group AB (publ)||N/A||N/A||N/A|
This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Barrett Business Services and Dometic Group AB (publ), as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Barrett Business Services||0||0||2||0||3.00|
|Dometic Group AB (publ)||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Barrett Business Services presently has a consensus price target of $102.00, indicating a potential upside of 34.21%. Given Barrett Business Services’ higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Barrett Business Services is more favorable than Dometic Group AB (publ).
Barrett Business Services beats Dometic Group AB (publ) on 10 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.
Barrett Business Services Company Profile
Barrett Business Services, Inc. provides business management solutions for small and mid-sized companies in the United States. It develops a management platform that integrates a knowledge-based approach from the management consulting industry with tools from the human resource outsourcing industry. The company offers professional employer services under which it enters into a client services agreement to establish a co-employment relationship with each client company, assuming responsibility for payroll, payroll taxes, workers' compensation coverage, and other administration functions for the client's existing workforce. It also provides staffing and recruiting services, such as on-demand or short-term staffing assignment, contract staffing, direct placement, and long-term or indefinite-term on-site management services. The company serves electronics manufacturers, various light-manufacturing industries, agriculture-based companies, transportation and shipping enterprises, food processors, telecommunications companies, public utilities, general contractors in various construction-related fields, and professional services firms. Barrett Business Services, Inc. was incorporated in 1965 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Washington.
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