Comparing Staffing 360 Solutions (STAF) & 51job (JOBS)
Staffing 360 Solutions (NASDAQ: STAF) and 51job (NASDAQ:JOBS) are both business services companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, risk and earnings.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Staffing 360 Solutions and 51job’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Staffing 360 Solutions||$180.94 million||0.05||$4.34 million||($0.69)||-0.88|
|51job||$380.54 million||9.67||$116.09 million||$1.35||44.39|
51job has higher revenue and earnings than Staffing 360 Solutions. Staffing 360 Solutions is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than 51job, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Staffing 360 Solutions and 51job, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Staffing 360 Solutions||0||0||0||1||4.00|
Staffing 360 Solutions presently has a consensus price target of $2.00, suggesting a potential upside of 227.87%. 51job has a consensus price target of $60.00, suggesting a potential upside of 0.13%. Given Staffing 360 Solutions’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Staffing 360 Solutions is more favorable than 51job.
Risk & Volatility
Staffing 360 Solutions has a beta of 0.54, meaning that its share price is 46% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, 51job has a beta of 1.24, meaning that its share price is 24% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Staffing 360 Solutions and 51job’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Staffing 360 Solutions||-3.78%||-86.16%||-12.57%|
Insider and Institutional Ownership
3.0% of Staffing 360 Solutions shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 39.7% of 51job shares are owned by institutional investors. 13.8% of Staffing 360 Solutions shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
51job beats Staffing 360 Solutions on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Staffing 360 Solutions
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.
51job, Inc. is a holding company. The Company is a provider of integrated human resource services in China. The Company focuses on online recruitment advertising. The Company operates over three Websites, including www.51job.com, www.yingjiesheng.com and www.51jingying.com, which are utilized by a base of corporate employers, reach an audience of job seekers and aggregate job information from over 100 cities across China. The Company provides a range of human resource services in the categories, such as recruitment advertising services, including online recruitment services provided by its Websites, and other human resource related services, including business process outsourcing, training, campus recruitment, professional assessment tools, salary and other human resource related surveys, human resource conferences and executive search services.
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