Kforce (NASDAQ:KFRC) and Caldwell Partners International (OTCMKTS:CWLPF) are both business services companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, valuation, institutional ownership and dividends.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Kforce and Caldwell Partners International’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Kforce $1.42 billion 0.65 $57.98 million $2.30 15.53
Caldwell Partners International N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Kforce has higher revenue and earnings than Caldwell Partners International.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

82.6% of Kforce shares are held by institutional investors. 12.5% of Kforce shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Kforce pays an annual dividend of $0.72 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.0%. Caldwell Partners International does not pay a dividend. Kforce pays out 31.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Kforce and Caldwell Partners International, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Kforce 0 3 1 0 2.25
Caldwell Partners International 0 0 0 0 N/A

Kforce currently has a consensus price target of $40.00, indicating a potential upside of 11.98%. Given Kforce’s higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Kforce is more favorable than Caldwell Partners International.

Profitability

This table compares Kforce and Caldwell Partners International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Kforce 4.09% 37.58% 14.91%
Caldwell Partners International N/A N/A N/A

Summary

Kforce beats Caldwell Partners International on 9 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Kforce

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.

About Caldwell Partners International

The Caldwell Partners International Inc. provides executive search consulting services in Canada, the United States, Europe, and Australia. The company offers advisory services on the identification, evaluation, assessment, and recommendation of qualified candidates for specific positions. Its executive hiring services include executive search, board services, executive assessment, executive onboarding, and succession planning. The company also provides Agile talent solutions, such as Blockchain, cyber, diversity and inclusion, and value creation advisory, as well as Grow a CXO, an internal recruitment solution. It serves the consumer, retail, e-commerce, education, not-for-profit, government, financial services, industrial, insurance, life sciences and healthcare, private equity, venture capital, professional services, technology, and media and telecom sectors. The company was founded in 1962 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

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