Kforce (NASDAQ: KFRC) is one of 23 public companies in the “Help supply services” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Kforce to related businesses based on the strength of its earnings, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations and valuation.
This table compares Kforce and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Kforce and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Kforce presently has a consensus target price of $26.25, suggesting a potential downside of 10.41%. As a group, “Help supply services” companies have a potential upside of 2.80%. Given Kforce’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Kforce has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
79.6% of Kforce shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.2% of shares of all “Help supply services” companies are held by institutional investors. 13.3% of Kforce shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 20.0% of shares of all “Help supply services” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Volatility and Risk
Kforce has a beta of 1.53, indicating that its stock price is 53% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Kforce’s peers have a beta of 1.18, indicating that their average stock price is 18% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Kforce and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Kforce||$1.36 billion||$33.28 million||18.66|
|Kforce Competitors||$4.22 billion||$125.65 million||11.93|
Kforce’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Kforce. Kforce is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.
Kforce pays an annual dividend of $0.48 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. Kforce pays out 30.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Help supply services” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.4% and pay out 28.2% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.
Kforce peers beat Kforce on 8 of the 15 factors compared.
Kforce Inc. provides professional staffing services and solutions in the United States and internationally. It operates through Technology (Tech), Finance and Accounting (FA), and Government Solutions (GS) segments. The Tech segment provides temporary staffing and permanent placement services to its clients primarily in the areas of information technology, such as systems/applications architecture and development, project management, enterprise data management, business intelligence, artificial intelligence, machine learning, network architecture, and security. This segment serves clients in various industries comprising financial services, communications, insurance services, and government sectors. The FA segment offers temporary staffing and permanent placement services to its clients in areas, such as general accounting, business analysis, accounts payable, accounts receivable, financial analysis and reporting, taxation, budget preparation and analysis, mortgage and loan processing, cost analysis, professional administration, outsourced functional support, credit and collections, audit services, and systems and controls analysis and documentation. This segment serves clients in various industries, including financial services, healthcare, and government sectors. The GS segment provides staffing services and solutions to the Federal Government as a prime and a subcontractor. It offers integrated business solutions to its clients in areas, such as information technology infrastructure transformation, healthcare informatics, data and knowledge management and analytics, research and development, audit readiness, financial management, and accounting. Kforce Inc. was founded in 1962 and is headquartered in Tampa, Florida.
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