Servicemaster Global Holdings (NYSE: SERV) is one of 99 publicly-traded companies in the “Business Support Services” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Servicemaster Global Holdings to similar businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, risk and dividends.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Servicemaster Global Holdings and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Servicemaster Global Holdings $2.84 billion $665.00 million 28.14
Servicemaster Global Holdings Competitors $1.10 billion $177.92 million 23.17

Servicemaster Global Holdings has higher revenue and earnings than its rivals. Servicemaster Global Holdings 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 & Volatility

Servicemaster Global Holdings has a beta of 1.02, suggesting that its share price is 2% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Servicemaster Global Holdings’ rivals have a beta of 1.13, suggesting that their average share price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

62.0% of shares of all “Business Support Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 1.2% of Servicemaster Global Holdings shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.6% of shares of all “Business Support Services” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Servicemaster Global Holdings and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Servicemaster Global Holdings 10.53% 47.82% 6.23%
Servicemaster Global Holdings Competitors -53.42% -160.61% 0.29%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Servicemaster Global Holdings and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Servicemaster Global Holdings 1 1 8 0 2.70
Servicemaster Global Holdings Competitors 624 1850 2601 62 2.41

Servicemaster Global Holdings presently has a consensus target price of $49.40, indicating a potential upside of 5.76%. As a group, “Business Support Services” companies have a potential downside of 5.33%. Given Servicemaster Global Holdings’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Servicemaster Global Holdings is more favorable than its rivals.

Summary

Servicemaster Global Holdings beats its rivals on 9 of the 13 factors compared.

Servicemaster Global Holdings Company Profile

ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. is a provider of essential residential and commercial services. The Company operates through three segments: Terminix, American Home Shield and the Franchise Services Group. Its portfolio of brands includes Terminix, American Home Shield, ServiceMaster Restore, ServiceMaster Clean, Merry Maids, Furniture Medic and AmeriSpec. The Terminix segment provides termite and pest control services in the United States. The American Home Shield segment provides home warranty plans that cover the repair or replacement of components of up to 21 household systems and appliances, including electrical, plumbing, central heating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, dishwashers and ovens/cook tops. The Franchise Services Group segment consists of the ServiceMaster Restore (disaster restoration), ServiceMaster Clean (janitorial), Merry Maids (residential cleaning), Furniture Medic (cabinet and wood furniture repair) and AmeriSpec (home inspection) businesses.

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