Brink’s Company (The) (BCO) & Its Peers Head-To-Head Survey

Brink’s Company (The) (NYSE: BCO) is one of 98 publicly-traded companies in the “Business Support Services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Brink’s Company (The) to similar businesses based on the strength of its dividends, profitability, risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation and earnings.

Dividends

Brink’s Company (The) pays an annual dividend of $0.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.7%. Brink’s Company (The) pays out 35.7% 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 27.0% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Brink’s Company (The) lags its competitors as a dividend stock, given its lower dividend yield and higher payout ratio.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

89.9% of Brink’s Company (The) shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.9% of shares of all “Business Support Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 10.4% of Brink’s Company (The) shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 12.1% of shares of all “Business Support Services” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Brink’s Company (The) and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Brink’s Company (The) 0 1 3 0 2.75
Brink’s Company (The) Competitors 617 1826 2571 62 2.41

Brink’s Company (The) currently has a consensus price target of $86.00, indicating a potential upside of 0.64%. As a group, “Business Support Services” companies have a potential downside of 5.12%. Given Brink’s Company (The)’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Brink’s Company (The) is more favorable than its competitors.

Volatility and Risk

Brink’s Company (The) has a beta of 1.7, indicating that its share price is 70% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Brink’s Company (The)’s competitors have a beta of 1.12, indicating that their average share price is 12% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Brink’s Company (The) and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Brink’s Company (The) $3.15 billion $340.80 million 50.86
Brink’s Company (The) Competitors $1.12 billion $179.78 million 21.87

Brink’s Company (The) has higher revenue and earnings than its competitors. Brink’s Company (The) 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 Brink’s Company (The) and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Brink’s Company (The) 2.73% 34.49% 6.56%
Brink’s Company (The) Competitors -54.22% -162.83% 0.06%

Summary

Brink’s Company (The) beats its competitors on 11 of the 15 factors compared.

Brink’s Company (The) Company Profile

The Brink’s Company (Brink’s) is a provider of logistics and security solutions. The Company operates through nine segments: U.S., France, Mexico, Brazil, Canada, Latin America, EMEA, Asia and Payment Services. The Company’s solutions include cash-in-transit (CIT), automated teller machine (ATM) replenishment and maintenance, cash management services, including vault outsourcing, money processing, and intelligent safe services, international transportation of valuables, and payment services. Its customers include financial institutions, retailers, government agencies (including central banks), mints, jewelers and other commercial operations around the world. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s global network served customers in over 100 countries. Its services offerings include Core Services, High-Value Services and Other Security Services.

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