Contrasting Booz Allen Hamilton (BAH) and TSS (TSSI)

Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE:BAH) and TSS (OTCMKTS:TSSI) are both business services companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, dividends and risk.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for Booz Allen Hamilton and TSS, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Booz Allen Hamilton 1 3 6 0 2.50
TSS 0 0 0 0 N/A

Booz Allen Hamilton currently has a consensus price target of $52.88, suggesting a potential upside of 2.85%. Given Booz Allen Hamilton’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Booz Allen Hamilton is more favorable than TSS.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

94.0% of Booz Allen Hamilton shares are held by institutional investors. 3.6% of Booz Allen Hamilton shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 41.5% of TSS shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Risk and Volatility

Booz Allen Hamilton has a beta of 1.09, meaning that its share price is 9% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, TSS has a beta of 0.9, meaning that its share price is 10% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Booz Allen Hamilton pays an annual dividend of $0.76 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.5%. TSS does not pay a dividend. Booz Allen Hamilton pays out 37.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Booz Allen Hamilton has raised its dividend for 5 consecutive years.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Booz Allen Hamilton and TSS’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Booz Allen Hamilton $6.17 billion 1.19 $305.11 million $2.01 25.58
TSS $18.32 million 0.60 $760,000.00 N/A N/A

Booz Allen Hamilton has higher revenue and earnings than TSS.

Profitability

This table compares Booz Allen Hamilton and TSS’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Booz Allen Hamilton 5.50% 58.75% 9.61%
TSS 4.70% -371.09% 12.95%

Summary

Booz Allen Hamilton beats TSS on 12 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Booz Allen Hamilton

Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation provides management and technology consulting, engineering, analytics, digital, mission operations, and cyber solutions to governments, corporations, and not-for-profit organizations in the United States and internationally. The company offers consulting solutions for various domains, business strategies, human capital, and operations. It also provides analytics services, which focuses on delivering transformational solutions in the areas of decision analytics, including operations research and cost estimation; automation; and data science, which include predictive modeling and machine learning, as well as new or emerging areas, such as deep learning and artificial intelligence. In addition, the company delivers engineering services and solutions to define, develop, implement, sustain, and modernize complex physical systems, such as the launch and test range system for the U.S. air force space command or the flush air data systems for NASA; and provides cyber risk management solutions, such as prevention, detection, and cost effectiveness. Further, it offers technical solutions in the areas of cybersecurity, command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance. Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation was founded in 1914 and is headquartered in McLean, Virginia.

About TSS

TSS, Inc. provides services for the planning, design, development, maintenance, and refurbishment of mission-critical facilities and information infrastructure in the United States. It provides a single-source solution for facilities, such as data centers, operations centers, network facilities, server rooms, security operations centers, communications facilities, and the infrastructure systems. The company's services consist of technology consulting, design and engineering, project management, systems integration, systems installations, and facilities management. TSS, Inc. serves IT equipment, technology, and service companies; private sector businesses; and the government or commercial end users. The company was formerly known as Fortress International Group, Inc. and changed its name to TSS, Inc. in June 2013. TSS, Inc. was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Round Rock, Texas.

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