BG Staffing (NASDAQ: BGSF) and TriNet Group (NYSE:TNET) are both industrials companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations and risk.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

54.6% of TriNet Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 42.4% of TriNet Group shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for BG Staffing and TriNet Group, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
BG Staffing 0 0 0 0 N/A
TriNet Group 2 1 1 0 1.75

TriNet Group has a consensus price target of $35.50, indicating a potential downside of 2.47%. Given TriNet Group’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe TriNet Group is more favorable than BG Staffing.

Profitability

This table compares BG Staffing and TriNet Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
BG Staffing 3.32% 22.69% 9.91%
TriNet Group 3.33% 201.15% 5.42%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares BG Staffing and TriNet Group’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
BG Staffing $257.30 million 0.55 $22.46 million N/A N/A
TriNet Group $3.19 billion 0.79 $205.56 million $1.49 24.43

TriNet Group has higher revenue and earnings than BG Staffing.

Summary

TriNet Group beats BG Staffing on 10 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

BG Staffing Company Profile

BG Staffing, Inc. (BG Staffing) is a provider of temporary staffing services. The Company provides temporary workers to a range of customers that are seeking to match their workforce requirements to their business needs. Its customers operate across a diverse set of industries. The Company’s operations are organized into three segments: Commercial, Multifamily and Professional. The Company’s temporary staffing services consist of on-demand or short-term staffing assignments, contract staffing, and on-site management administration. Short-term staffing services assist employers in dealing with employee demands caused by such factors as seasonality, fluctuations in customer demand, vacations, illnesses, parental leave, and special projects. The Company’s contract staffing services place temporary employees with customers for time-periods of more than three months or for an indefinite time period.

TriNet Group Company Profile

TriNet Group, Inc. is a provider of human resources (HR) solutions for small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs). The Company’s HR solutions include services, such as multi-state payroll processing and tax administration, employee benefits programs, including health insurance and retirement plans, workers’ compensation insurance and claims management, employment and benefit law compliance, and other services. The Company provides an HR technology platform with online and mobile tools that allow its clients and their worksite employees (WSEs) to store, view and manage their HR-related information and conduct a range of HR-related transactions anytime and anywhere. The Company’s HR products and solutions include capabilities, such as technology platform, HR expertise, benefits and compliance. The Company’s clients are distributed across a range of industries, including technology, life sciences, financial services, property management, retail, manufacturing and hospitality.

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