CBIZ (NYSE: CBZ) and Everi Holdings (NYSE:EVRI) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, dividends, profitability, risk and analyst recommendations.

Risk and Volatility

CBIZ has a beta of 0.9, indicating that its share price is 10% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Everi Holdings has a beta of 1.05, indicating that its share price is 5% more volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares CBIZ and Everi Holdings’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CBIZ 5.54% 9.42% 4.22%
Everi Holdings -26.95% -16,159.62% -16.89%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares CBIZ and Everi Holdings’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
CBIZ $831.05 million 1.09 $91.52 million $0.83 20.00
Everi Holdings $919.45 million 0.56 $200.09 million ($3.75) -2.06

Everi Holdings has higher revenue and earnings than CBIZ. Everi Holdings is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than CBIZ, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for CBIZ and Everi Holdings, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CBIZ 0 0 0 0 N/A
Everi Holdings 0 0 3 0 3.00

Everi Holdings has a consensus price target of $7.00, suggesting a potential downside of 9.33%. Given Everi Holdings’ higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Everi Holdings is more favorable than CBIZ.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

85.6% of CBIZ shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 85.4% of Everi Holdings shares are owned by institutional investors. 6.9% of CBIZ shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 4.5% of Everi Holdings shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


CBIZ beats Everi Holdings on 7 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

CBIZ Company Profile

CBIZ, Inc. (CBIZ) is engaged in the professional services business. The Company operates its professional services business through acquiring and integrating accounting and financial service providers, group health benefits consulting firms, property and casualty brokerage firms, payroll service providers, and valuation and other service firms throughout the United States. Its segments include Financial Services, Benefits and Insurance Services, National Practices, and Corporate and Other. The Financial Services group includes accounting and tax, government healthcare consulting, financial advisory, valuation, and risk and advisory services. The Benefits and Insurance Services group includes group health benefits consulting, payroll, property and casualty, and retirement plan services. The National Practices segment includes managed networking and hardware services, and healthcare consulting.

Everi Holdings Company Profile

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.

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