ServiceMaster Global Holdings (NYSE: SERV) is one of 98 public companies in the “Business Support Services” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare ServiceMaster Global Holdings to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, profitability and earnings.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations 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 2 2 7 0 2.45
ServiceMaster Global Holdings Competitors 631 1854 2552 64 2.40

ServiceMaster Global Holdings currently has a consensus target price of $48.45, indicating a potential upside of 3.34%. As a group, “Business Support Services” companies have a potential downside of 6.26%. Given ServiceMaster Global Holdings’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe ServiceMaster Global Holdings is more favorable than its rivals.

Volatility & Risk

ServiceMaster Global Holdings has a beta of 1, indicating that its share price has a similar volatility profile to the S&P 500.Comparatively, ServiceMaster Global Holdings’ rivals have a beta of 1.09, indicating that their average share price is 9% more volatile than the S&P 500.

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 8.16% 40.22% 5.42%
ServiceMaster Global Holdings Competitors -54.12% -177.21% 1.07%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

63.2% of shares of all “Business Support Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 1.2% of ServiceMaster Global Holdings shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 12.5% of shares of all “Business Support Services” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares ServiceMaster Global Holdings and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
ServiceMaster Global Holdings $2.75 billion $155.00 million 26.95
ServiceMaster Global Holdings Competitors $1.24 billion $76.68 million 1,505.23

ServiceMaster Global Holdings has higher revenue and earnings than its rivals. ServiceMaster Global Holdings is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Summary

ServiceMaster Global Holdings beats its rivals on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

About ServiceMaster Global Holdings

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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