On Assignment (NASDAQ: ASGN) and Staffing 360 Solutions (NASDAQ:STAF) are both industrials companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends and earnings.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares On Assignment and Staffing 360 Solutions’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
On Assignment $2.53 billion 1.17 $263.01 million N/A N/A
Staffing 360 Solutions $180.94 million 0.07 $4.34 million ($0.69) -1.12

On Assignment has higher revenue and earnings than Staffing 360 Solutions.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for On Assignment and Staffing 360 Solutions, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
On Assignment 0 1 4 0 2.80
Staffing 360 Solutions 0 0 0 1 4.00

On Assignment presently has a consensus price target of $54.80, suggesting a potential downside of 2.30%. Staffing 360 Solutions has a consensus price target of $2.00, suggesting a potential upside of 159.74%. Given Staffing 360 Solutions’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Staffing 360 Solutions is more favorable than On Assignment.

Profitability

This table compares On Assignment and Staffing 360 Solutions’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
On Assignment 5.09% 14.70% 7.58%
Staffing 360 Solutions -3.78% -86.16% -12.57%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

2.5% of Staffing 360 Solutions shares are held by institutional investors. 13.8% of Staffing 360 Solutions shares are held 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.

Summary

On Assignment beats Staffing 360 Solutions on 7 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About On Assignment

On Assignment, Inc. is a global provider of in-demand, skilled professionals in the technology, life sciences and creative sectors. The Company matches resumes with job descriptions to match people they know into positions they understand for temporary, contract-to-hire, and direct hire assignments. It operates through two segments. The Apex segment provides technical, scientific and creative professionals for temporary, contract-to-hire and permanent placement positions and consulting services to clients across the United States. The Apex segment includes Apex Systems, Lab Support and Creative Circle. The Oxford segment provides specialized niche staffing, permanent placement and consulting services in select skill and geographic markets. The Oxford segment includes Oxford Global Resources, CyberCoders and Life Sciences Europe. The Company has a network of branch offices throughout the United States, Canada and Europe.

About Staffing 360 Solutions

Staffing 360 Solutions, Inc. operates in the staffing sector. The Company is engaged in the execution of a global buy-and-build strategy through the acquisition of domestic and international staffing organizations in the United States and the United Kingdom. Its targeted consolidation model is focused on the finance and accounting, administrative, engineering and information technology (IT) staffing space.

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