ARC Document Solutions (NYSE: ARC) and Unifi (NYSE:UFI) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, valuation and institutional ownership.
This is a summary of recent recommendations for ARC Document Solutions and Unifi, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|ARC Document Solutions||0||2||0||1||2.67|
ARC Document Solutions currently has a consensus price target of $4.63, suggesting a potential upside of 77.88%. Unifi has a consensus price target of $42.00, suggesting a potential upside of 16.09%. Given ARC Document Solutions’ higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe ARC Document Solutions is more favorable than Unifi.
Risk & Volatility
ARC Document Solutions has a beta of 2.3, suggesting that its share price is 130% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Unifi has a beta of 0.78, suggesting that its share price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
70.9% of ARC Document Solutions shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 79.2% of Unifi shares are held by institutional investors. 14.9% of ARC Document Solutions shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 15.4% of Unifi shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares ARC Document Solutions and Unifi’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|ARC Document Solutions||-5.45%||4.45%||1.91%|
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares ARC Document Solutions and Unifi’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|ARC Document Solutions||$394.58 million||0.30||-$21.51 million||($0.47)||-5.53|
|Unifi||$647.27 million||1.02||$32.87 million||$2.13||16.99|
Unifi has higher revenue and earnings than ARC Document Solutions. ARC Document Solutions is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Unifi, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Unifi beats ARC Document Solutions on 12 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.
ARC Document Solutions Company Profile
ARC Document Solutions, Inc. (ARC) is a document solutions provider for the architectural, engineering and construction (AEC) industry. The Company also provides document solutions to businesses of various types. ARC’s offerings include managed print services (MPS), offsite services, archive and information management (AIM), specialized color printing, Web-based document management applications, digital shipping/managed file transfer, and equipment and supplies sales. MPS is an onsite service where it installs a complete document solution platform in its customers’ offices and project sites. Its Offsite Services offering operates over 180 offsite service centers. AIM enables its customers to store information and intellectual property in a cloud-based and searchable digital archive. The Specialized Color Printing offering is focused on color printing, finishing and assembly of graphic materials. Its Web-Based Document Management Applications develop and offer tools to its customers.
Unifi Company Profile
Unifi, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells polyester and nylon yarns. The company operates through three segments: Polyester, Nylon, and International. The Polyester segment manufactures and sells polyester plastic bottle flakes, polymer beads, partially oriented yarns, textured, solution and package dyed, twisted, beamed, and draw wound yarns to other yarn manufacturers, and knitters and weavers that produce yarn and/or fabric for the apparel, hosiery, home furnishings, automotive, industrial, and other end-use markets in the United States and El Salvador. The Nylon segment manufactures and sells textured, solution dyed, and spandex covered yarns to knitters and weavers that produce fabric primarily for the apparel and hosiery markets in the United States and Colombia. The International segment provides polyester-based products to knitters and weavers that produce fabric for the apparel, home furnishings, automotive, industrial, and other end-use markets primarily in South America and Asia. The company sells its products through sales force and independent sales agents under the REPREVE, Sorbtek, Reflexx, XS, Cotton-like, and A.M.Y. brands. Unifi, Inc. was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina.
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