H&R Block (NYSE: HRB) and Boyd Group Income Fund (OTCMKTS:BFGIF) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, dividends, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares H&R Block and Boyd Group Income Fund’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
H&R Block 8.19% -77.32% 11.77%
Boyd Group Income Fund N/A N/A N/A

Institutional & Insider Ownership

95.3% of H&R Block shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.6% of H&R Block shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares H&R Block and Boyd Group Income Fund’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
H&R Block $3.04 billion 1.94 $408.94 million $1.96 14.39
Boyd Group Income Fund N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

H&R Block has higher revenue and earnings than Boyd Group Income Fund.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for H&R Block and Boyd Group Income Fund, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
H&R Block 1 5 2 0 2.13
Boyd Group Income Fund 0 0 0 0 N/A

H&R Block presently has a consensus target price of $27.81, suggesting a potential downside of 1.37%. Given H&R Block’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe H&R Block is more favorable than Boyd Group Income Fund.

Dividends

H&R Block pays an annual dividend of $0.96 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.4%. Boyd Group Income Fund does not pay a dividend. H&R Block pays out 49.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. H&R Block has raised its dividend for 2 consecutive years.

Volatility and Risk

H&R Block has a beta of 0.29, meaning that its stock price is 71% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Boyd Group Income Fund has a beta of 0.79, meaning that its stock price is 21% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

H&R Block beats Boyd Group Income Fund on 9 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About H&R Block

H&R Block, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides assisted income tax return preparation, digital do-it-yourself (DIY) tax solutions, and other services and products related to income tax return preparation to the general public primarily in the United States, Canada, and Australia. The company offers assisted income tax return preparation and related services through a system of retail offices operated directly by the company or by franchisees. It also develops and markets DIY income tax preparation software; and provides DIY tax services, including preparation of federal and state income tax returns, review of tax returns by a tax professional, access to tax tips, advice and tax-related news, use of calculators for tax planning, and error checking and electronic filing. In addition, the company develops and offers applications for mobile devices, which offer tax return preparation solutions and related services and products to clients. Further, it provides refund transfers, H&R Block Emerald Advance lines of credit, H&R Block Emerald Prepaid MasterCard, Peace of Mind Extended Service Plan, Tax Identity Shield, refund advance loans, and an Instant Cash Back refund option. H&R Block, Inc. was founded in 1946 and is headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri.

About Boyd Group Income Fund

Boyd Group Income Fund operates as an unincorporated open-ended mutual fund trust. The company, through its operating company, The Boyd Group Inc., operates non-franchised collision repair centers. Its collision repair centers offer automotive collision and glass repair, and related services. The company operates its autobody/autoglass repair and related services facilities, as well as auto glass retail facilities under the Boyd Autobody & Glass, Assured Automotive, Gerber Collision & Glass, Glass America, Auto Glass Service, Auto Glass Authority, and Autoglassonly.com trade names in the United States and Canada. Further, it provides Gerber National Claim Services, a claim administrator service, which offer glass, emergency roadside, and first notice of loss services with approximately 5,500 glass provider locations and 4,600 emergency roadside services providers. The company is headquartered in Winnipeg, Canada.

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