Staffing 360 Solutions (NASDAQ: STAF) and On Assignment (NASDAQ:ASGN) are both business services companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation and earnings.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Staffing 360 Solutions and On Assignment’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Staffing 360 Solutions $165.55 million 0.08 -$9.51 million ($0.69) -0.97
On Assignment N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

On Assignment has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Staffing 360 Solutions.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Staffing 360 Solutions and On Assignment, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Staffing 360 Solutions 0 0 0 1 4.00
On Assignment 0 1 4 0 2.80

Staffing 360 Solutions presently has a consensus target price of $2.00, suggesting a potential upside of 198.51%. On Assignment has a consensus target price of $58.00, suggesting a potential downside of 4.56%. Given Staffing 360 Solutions’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Staffing 360 Solutions is more favorable than On Assignment.

Profitability

This table compares Staffing 360 Solutions and On Assignment’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Staffing 360 Solutions -3.78% -86.16% -12.57%
On Assignment 5.09% 14.70% 7.58%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

2.5% of Staffing 360 Solutions shares are held by institutional investors. 13.8% of Staffing 360 Solutions shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Staffing 360 Solutions beats On Assignment on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Staffing 360 Solutions Company Profile

Staffing 360 Solutions, Inc. operates in the staffing sector. The Company is engaged in the execution of a global buy-and-build strategy through the acquisition of domestic and international staffing organizations in the United States and the United Kingdom. Its targeted consolidation model is focused on the finance and accounting, administrative, engineering and information technology (IT) staffing space.

On Assignment Company Profile

On Assignment, Inc. is a global provider of in-demand, skilled professionals in the technology, life sciences and creative sectors. The Company matches resumes with job descriptions to match people they know into positions they understand for temporary, contract-to-hire, and direct hire assignments. It operates through two segments. The Apex segment provides technical, scientific and creative professionals for temporary, contract-to-hire and permanent placement positions and consulting services to clients across the United States. The Apex segment includes Apex Systems, Lab Support and Creative Circle. The Oxford segment provides specialized niche staffing, permanent placement and consulting services in select skill and geographic markets. The Oxford segment includes Oxford Global Resources, CyberCoders and Life Sciences Europe. The Company has a network of branch offices throughout the United States, Canada and Europe.

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