Trueblue (NYSE: TBI) is one of 23 publicly-traded companies in the “Help supply services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Trueblue to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, earnings and risk.

Valuation & Earnings

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This table compares Trueblue and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Trueblue $2.51 billion $55.45 million 15.80
Trueblue Competitors $4.22 billion $125.65 million 12.00

Trueblue’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Trueblue. Trueblue is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for Trueblue and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Trueblue 0 2 0 0 2.00
Trueblue Competitors 69 339 562 11 2.52

Trueblue presently has a consensus target price of $27.50, suggesting a potential upside of 0.00%. As a group, “Help supply services” companies have a potential upside of 3.82%. Given Trueblue’s competitors stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Trueblue has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Volatility & Risk

Trueblue has a beta of 2.14, meaning that its stock price is 114% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Trueblue’s competitors have a beta of 1.18, meaning that their average stock price is 18% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Trueblue and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Trueblue 2.21% 13.30% 6.59%
Trueblue Competitors 1.78% -1.82% 5.49%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

94.7% of Trueblue shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.2% of shares of all “Help supply services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 2.0% of Trueblue shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 19.2% of shares of all “Help supply services” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Trueblue competitors beat Trueblue on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

Trueblue Company Profile

TrueBlue, Inc. provides contingent staffing, recruitment process outsourcing, and contingent staffing management services in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. It operates through three segments: PeopleReady, PeopleManagement, and PeopleScout. The PeopleReady segment offers a range of staffing solutions for blue-collar, contingent on-demand, and skilled labor in construction, manufacturing and logistics, warehousing and distribution, waste and recycling, hospitality, general labor, and other industries under the Labor Ready, CLP Resources, and Spartan Staffing brands. The PeopleManagement segment provides contingent labor and outsourced industrial workforce solutions. It offers outsourced recruitment and on-premise management services, temporary skilled mechanics and technicians for the aviation and transportation industries, and temporary and dedicated drivers for the transportation and distribution industries under Staff Management, SIMOS Insourcing Solutions, PlaneTechs, and Centerline Drivers brands. The PeopleScout segment offers permanent employee recruitment process outsourcing services; and manages customers' contingent labor programs comprising vendor selection, performance management, compliance monitoring, and risk management. The company was formerly known as Labor Ready, Inc. and changed its name to TrueBlue, Inc. in December 2007. TrueBlue, Inc. was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Tacoma, Washington.

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