Head to Head Review: TrueBlue (TBI) & Staffing 360 Solutions (STAF)

TrueBlue (NYSE: TBI) and Staffing 360 Solutions (NASDAQ:STAF) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings and valuation.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares TrueBlue and Staffing 360 Solutions’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
TrueBlue $2.61 billion 0.43 $138.93 million $1.36 19.93
Staffing 360 Solutions $180.94 million 0.06 $4.34 million ($0.69) -1.00

TrueBlue has higher revenue and earnings than Staffing 360 Solutions. Staffing 360 Solutions is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than TrueBlue, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for TrueBlue and Staffing 360 Solutions, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
TrueBlue 0 4 0 0 2.00
Staffing 360 Solutions 0 0 0 1 4.00

TrueBlue currently has a consensus target price of $22.33, indicating a potential downside of 17.59%. Staffing 360 Solutions has a consensus target price of $2.00, indicating a potential upside of 190.11%. Given Staffing 360 Solutions’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Staffing 360 Solutions is more favorable than TrueBlue.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
TrueBlue 2.22% 14.13% 6.90%
Staffing 360 Solutions -3.78% -86.16% -12.57%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

89.8% of TrueBlue shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 2.5% of Staffing 360 Solutions shares are held by institutional investors. 2.0% of TrueBlue shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 13.8% of Staffing 360 Solutions shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk and Volatility

TrueBlue has a beta of 2.4, meaning that its share price is 140% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Staffing 360 Solutions has a beta of 0.84, meaning that its share price is 16% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

TrueBlue beats Staffing 360 Solutions on 9 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

TrueBlue Company Profile

TrueBlue, Inc. is a provider of specialized workforce solutions. The Company is engaged in providing staffing, on-site workforce management and recruitment process outsourcing services. The Company operates through three segments: PeopleReady, PeopleManagement and PeopleScout. Its PeopleReady segment provides blue-collar contingent staffing through the PeopleReady service line. Its PeopleManagement segment provides primarily on-premise contingent staffing and on-premise management of those contingent staffing services through four segments: Staff Management a SMX (Staff Management), SIMOS Insourcing Solutions Corporation (SIMOS), Centerline and PlaneTechs. Its PeopleScout segment provides permanent employee recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) and management of outsourced labor service providers through two segments: PeopleScout and PeopleScout MSP.

Staffing 360 Solutions Company Profile

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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