Brink’s Company (The) (NYSE: BCO) is one of 98 public companies in the “Business Support Services” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Brink’s Company (The) to related businesses based on the strength of its profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, dividends and valuation.

Risk and Volatility

Brink’s Company (The) has a beta of 1.7, meaning that its share price is 70% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Brink’s Company (The)’s peers have a beta of 1.12, meaning that their average share price is 12% more volatile than the S&P 500.


Brink’s Company (The) pays an annual dividend of $0.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.7%. Brink’s Company (The) pays out 35.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Business Support Services” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.1% and pay out 26.9% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Brink’s Company (The) lags its peers as a dividend stock, given its lower dividend yield and higher payout ratio.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Brink’s Company (The) 2.73% 34.49% 6.56%
Brink’s Company (The) Competitors -128.28% -184.52% -5.72%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Brink’s Company (The) and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Brink’s Company (The) $3.15 billion $340.80 million 50.21
Brink’s Company (The) Competitors $1.12 billion $179.79 million 21.77

Brink’s Company (The) has higher revenue and earnings than its peers. Brink’s Company (The) is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Brink’s Company (The) and its peers, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Brink’s Company (The) 0 1 3 0 2.75
Brink’s Company (The) Competitors 748 2118 2701 84 2.38

Brink’s Company (The) presently has a consensus price target of $86.00, indicating a potential upside of 1.96%. As a group, “Business Support Services” companies have a potential downside of 4.66%. Given Brink’s Company (The)’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Brink’s Company (The) is more favorable than its peers.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

89.9% of Brink’s Company (The) shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.9% of shares of all “Business Support Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 10.4% of Brink’s Company (The) shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.1% of shares of all “Business Support Services” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


Brink’s Company (The) beats its peers on 11 of the 15 factors compared.

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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