APi Group (NYSE:APG) and Vacasa (NASDAQ:VCSA) Head to Head Survey

APi Group (NYSE:APGGet Free Report) and Vacasa (NASDAQ:VCSAGet Free Report) are both business services companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, dividends and earnings.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for APi Group and Vacasa, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
APi Group 0 2 5 0 2.71
Vacasa 0 3 1 0 2.25

APi Group currently has a consensus target price of $44.29, suggesting a potential upside of 18.57%. Vacasa has a consensus target price of $10.38, suggesting a potential upside of 151.82%. Given Vacasa’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Vacasa is more favorable than APi Group.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

86.6% of APi Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 82.5% of Vacasa shares are held by institutional investors. 16.4% of APi Group shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 11.2% of Vacasa shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk and Volatility

APi Group has a beta of 1.57, suggesting that its share price is 57% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Vacasa has a beta of 0.57, suggesting that its share price is 43% less volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares APi Group and Vacasa’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
APi Group 2.49% 37.83% 10.90%
Vacasa -33.68% 88.37% 18.02%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares APi Group and Vacasa’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
APi Group $6.93 billion 1.48 $153.00 million ($2.15) -17.37
Vacasa $1.07 billion 0.09 -$298.70 million ($28.41) -0.15

APi Group has higher revenue and earnings than Vacasa. APi Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Vacasa, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.


APi Group beats Vacasa on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About APi Group

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APi Group Corporation provides safety and specialty services worldwide. It operates through Safety Services and Specialty Services segments. The Safety Services segment offers solutions focusing on end-to-end integrated occupancy systems, such as fire protection services; heating, ventilation, and air conditioning solutions; and entry systems, which include the design, installation, inspection, and service of these integrated systems. The Specialty Services segment provides various infrastructure and specialized industrial plant services, including maintenance and repair of underground electric, gas, water, sewer, and telecommunications infrastructure. This segment offers engineering and design, fabrication, installation, maintenance service and repair, retrofitting and upgrading services, pipeline infrastructure, access and road construction, supporting facilities, and integrity management and maintenance to the energy industry. It serves customers in the public and private sectors, including commercial, industrial, distribution and fulfillment centers, manufacturing, education, healthcare, telecom, utilities, transmission and integrity, high tech, entertainment, government, and infrastructure markets. The company was formerly known as J2 Acquisition Limited and changed its name to APi Group Corporation in October 2019. APi Group Corporation was founded in 1926 and is headquartered in New Brighton, Minnesota.

About Vacasa

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Vacasa, Inc. operates vacation rental management platform in North America, Belize, and Costa Rica. The company enables guests to search, discover, and book its properties on Vacasa.com and its Guest App. Vacasa, Inc. was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in Portland, Oregon.

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