Everi Holdings (NYSE: EVRI) and Brink’s Company (The) (NYSE:BCO) are both business services companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares Everi Holdings and Brink’s Company (The)’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Everi Holdings -26.95% -16,159.62% -16.89%
Brink’s Company (The) 2.73% 34.49% 6.56%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Everi Holdings and Brink’s Company (The)’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Everi Holdings $919.45 million 0.55 $200.09 million ($3.75) -2.01
Brink’s Company (The) $3.15 billion 1.30 $340.80 million $1.68 48.13

Brink’s Company (The) has higher revenue and earnings than Everi Holdings. Everi Holdings is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Brink’s Company (The), indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Everi Holdings and Brink’s Company (The), as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Everi Holdings 0 0 3 0 3.00
Brink’s Company (The) 0 1 3 0 2.75

Everi Holdings currently has a consensus target price of $7.00, indicating a potential downside of 7.04%. Brink’s Company (The) has a consensus target price of $62.00, indicating a potential downside of 23.31%. Given Everi Holdings’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Everi Holdings is more favorable than Brink’s Company (The).

Institutional and Insider Ownership

85.5% of Everi Holdings shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 89.7% of Brink’s Company (The) shares are held by institutional investors. 4.5% of Everi Holdings shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 10.4% of Brink’s Company (The) shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and Risk

Everi Holdings has a beta of 1.07, meaning that its stock price is 7% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Brink’s Company (The) has a beta of 1.73, meaning that its stock price is 73% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Brink’s Company (The) pays an annual dividend of $0.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.7%. Everi Holdings does not pay a dividend. Brink’s Company (The) pays out 35.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

Brink’s Company (The) beats Everi Holdings on 11 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Everi Holdings

Everi Holdings Inc. is a holding company. The Company operates through subsidiaries, including Everi Games Holding Inc. (Everi Games Holding) and Everi Payments Inc. (Everi Payments or Payments). The Company operates through two segments: Games and Payments. The Company provides video and mechanical reel gaming content and technology solutions, integrated gaming payments solutions, and compliance and efficiency software. Its games segment provides solutions directly to gaming establishments to offer its patrons gaming entertainment related experiences. The Payments segment provides solutions directly to gaming establishments to offer their patrons cash access related services and products, including access to cash at gaming facilities through automatic teller machine (ATM) cash withdrawals, credit card cash access transactions and point of sale debit card transactions.

About Brink’s Company (The)

The Brink’s Company (Brink’s) is a provider of logistics and security solutions. The Company operates through nine segments: U.S., France, Mexico, Brazil, Canada, Latin America, EMEA, Asia and Payment Services. The Company’s solutions include cash-in-transit (CIT), automated teller machine (ATM) replenishment and maintenance, cash management services, including vault outsourcing, money processing, and intelligent safe services, international transportation of valuables, and payment services. Its customers include financial institutions, retailers, government agencies (including central banks), mints, jewelers and other commercial operations around the world. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s global network served customers in over 100 countries. Its services offerings include Core Services, High-Value Services and Other Security Services.

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