Brink’s Company (The) (NYSE: BCO) is one of 98 publicly-traded companies in the “Business Support Services” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Brink’s Company (The) to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, earnings and institutional ownership.

Dividends

Brink’s Company (The) pays an annual dividend of $0.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.7%. Brink’s Company (The) pays out 35.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Business Support Services” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.1% and pay out 27.0% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Brink’s Company (The) lags its rivals as a dividend stock, given its lower dividend yield and higher payout ratio.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

89.9% of Brink’s Company (The) shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.9% of shares of all “Business Support Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 10.4% of Brink’s Company (The) shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 12.1% of shares of all “Business Support Services” companies are owned 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.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Brink’s Company (The) and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Brink’s Company (The) $3.15 billion $340.80 million 50.00
Brink’s Company (The) Competitors $1.12 billion $179.78 million 21.86

Brink’s Company (The) has higher revenue and earnings than its rivals. Brink’s Company (The) is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Volatility and Risk

Brink’s Company (The) has a beta of 1.7, indicating that its stock price is 70% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Brink’s Company (The)’s rivals have a beta of 1.12, indicating that their average stock price is 12% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Brink’s Company (The) and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Brink’s Company (The) 2.73% 34.49% 6.56%
Brink’s Company (The) Competitors -54.22% -162.83% 0.06%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Brink’s Company (The) and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Brink’s Company (The) 0 1 3 0 2.75
Brink’s Company (The) Competitors 614 1815 2566 61 2.41

Brink’s Company (The) currently has a consensus target price of $86.00, suggesting a potential upside of 2.38%. As a group, “Business Support Services” companies have a potential downside of 5.12%. Given Brink’s Company (The)’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Brink’s Company (The) is more favorable than its rivals.

Summary

Brink’s Company (The) beats its rivals on 11 of the 15 factors compared.

Brink’s Company (The) Company Profile

The Brink’s Company (Brink’s) is a provider of logistics and security solutions. The Company operates through nine segments: U.S., France, Mexico, Brazil, Canada, Latin America, EMEA, Asia and Payment Services. The Company’s solutions include cash-in-transit (CIT), automated teller machine (ATM) replenishment and maintenance, cash management services, including vault outsourcing, money processing, and intelligent safe services, international transportation of valuables, and payment services. Its customers include financial institutions, retailers, government agencies (including central banks), mints, jewelers and other commercial operations around the world. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s global network served customers in over 100 countries. Its services offerings include Core Services, High-Value Services and Other Security Services.

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