G&K Services (NASDAQ: GK) is one of 99 public companies in the “Business Support Services” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare G&K Services to similar businesses based on the strength of its valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, profitability, risk and institutional ownership.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for G&K Services and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
G&K Services 0 0 0 0 N/A
G&K Services Competitors 623 1849 2596 62 2.41

As a group, “Business Support Services” companies have a potential downside of 5.36%. Given G&K Services’ competitors higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe G&K Services has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Dividends

G&K Services pays an annual dividend of $1.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. G&K Services pays out 54.7% 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 28.7% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares G&K Services and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
G&K Services N/A N/A 34.21
G&K Services Competitors $1.10 billion $177.92 million 23.11

G&K Services’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than G&K Services. G&K Services is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares G&K Services and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
G&K Services 3.79% 9.12% 4.03%
G&K Services Competitors -53.42% -160.61% 0.33%

Volatility and Risk

G&K Services has a beta of 0.99, suggesting that its stock price is 1% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, G&K Services’ competitors have a beta of 1.13, suggesting that their average stock price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

88.6% of G&K Services shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.0% of shares of all “Business Support Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 3.7% of G&K Services shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.6% 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 stock will outperform the market over the long term.

G&K Services Company Profile

G&K Services, Inc. is a service-focused provider of branded uniform and facility services programs. The Company provides a range of workwear and protective safety apparel through rental and direct purchase programs. The Company also supplies various facility products and services, including floor mats, towels, mops, restroom hygiene products, and first aid supplies. It also manufactures certain work apparel garments that are used to support its garment rental and direct purchase programs. It operates in two segments: United States (includes the Dominican Republic) and Canada. The Company operated from approximately 160 locations, as of July 2, 2016. The Company serves a diverse base of customer locations in various industries, including automotive, warehousing, distribution, transportation, energy, manufacturing, food processing, retail, restaurants, construction and trades, hospitality, government, healthcare and others.

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