ServiceMaster Global Holdings (SERV) and Its Rivals Head to Head Comparison

ServiceMaster Global Holdings (NYSE: SERV) is one of 94 publicly-traded companies in the “Business Support Services” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare ServiceMaster Global Holdings to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, valuation, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and profitability.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares ServiceMaster Global Holdings and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
ServiceMaster Global Holdings $2.75 billion $155.00 million 26.82
ServiceMaster Global Holdings Competitors $1.24 billion $76.68 million 1,473.16

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

Volatility and Risk

ServiceMaster Global Holdings has a beta of 1, suggesting that its share price has a similar volatility profile to the S&P 500.Comparatively, ServiceMaster Global Holdings’ competitors have a beta of 1.14, suggesting that their average share price is 14% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

63.2% of shares of all “Business Support Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.2% of ServiceMaster Global Holdings shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 12.4% of shares of all “Business Support Services” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares ServiceMaster Global Holdings and its competitors’ 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 -19.36% -186.09% 1.84%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for ServiceMaster Global Holdings and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
ServiceMaster Global Holdings 2 2 7 0 2.45
ServiceMaster Global Holdings Competitors 561 1748 2478 64 2.42

ServiceMaster Global Holdings presently has a consensus price target of $48.45, suggesting a potential upside of 3.85%. As a group, “Business Support Services” companies have a potential downside of 4.30%. Given ServiceMaster Global Holdings’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe ServiceMaster Global Holdings is more favorable than its competitors.

Summary

ServiceMaster Global Holdings beats its competitors 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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