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

Dividends

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 27.0% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Brink’s Company (The) lags its rivals as a dividend stock, given its lower dividend yield and higher payout ratio.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Brink’s Company (The) and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

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 616 1823 2569 62 2.41

Brink’s Company (The) presently has a consensus target price of $86.00, suggesting a potential upside of 2.32%. As a group, “Business Support Services” companies have a potential downside of 5.50%. Given Brink’s Company (The)’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Brink’s Company (The) is more favorable than its rivals.

Profitability

This table compares Brink’s Company (The) and its rivals’ 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 -54.22% -162.83% 0.06%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

89.9% of Brink’s Company (The) shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.9% of shares of all “Business Support Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 10.4% of Brink’s Company (The) shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 12.1% of shares of all “Business Support Services” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Brink’s Company (The) and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Brink’s Company (The) $3.15 billion $340.80 million 50.03
Brink’s Company (The) Competitors $1.12 billion $179.78 million 21.93

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

Risk and Volatility

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

Summary

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

Brink’s Company (The) Company Profile

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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