Vectrus (NYSE:VEC) and (CITY) (OTCMKTS:CITY) are both business services companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares Vectrus and (CITY)’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Vectrus 2.11% 14.85% 5.79%
(CITY) N/A N/A N/A

Insider & Institutional Ownership

93.2% of Vectrus shares are held by institutional investors. 2.9% of Vectrus shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 59.6% of (CITY) shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Vectrus and (CITY)’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Vectrus $1.38 billion 0.34 $34.72 million $3.21 12.63
(CITY) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Vectrus has higher revenue and earnings than (CITY).

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Vectrus and (CITY), as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Vectrus 0 0 3 0 3.00
(CITY) 0 0 0 0 N/A

Vectrus presently has a consensus target price of $62.33, indicating a potential upside of 53.72%. Given Vectrus’ higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Vectrus is more favorable than (CITY).

Summary

Vectrus beats (CITY) on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Vectrus

Vectrus, Inc. provides facility and logistics, and information technology and network communication services to the U.S. government worldwide. The company offers facility and logistics services, such as airfield management, ammunition management, civil engineering, communications, emergency services, life support activities, public works, security, transportation operations, warehouse management and distribution, and equipment maintenance, repair, and services for U.S. Army, Air Force, Navy, and Marines. It also provides information technology and network communication services, including sustainment of communications systems, network security, systems installation, and full life cycle management of information technology systems, system-of-systems engineering and software development, and mission support for the Department of Defense. The company was incorporated in 2014 and is headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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