Brink’s Company (The) (NYSE: BCO) is one of 98 public companies in the “Business Support Services” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Brink’s Company (The) to related companies based on the strength of its risk, earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Dividends

Brink’s Company (The) pays an annual dividend of $0.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.7%. Brink’s Company (The) pays out 35.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Business Support Services” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.1% and pay out 26.9% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Brink’s Company (The) lags its peers as a dividend stock, given its lower dividend yield and higher payout ratio.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

89.7% of Brink’s Company (The) shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.9% of shares of all “Business Support Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 10.4% of Brink’s Company (The) shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 11.9% of shares of all “Business Support Services” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Brink’s Company (The) and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Brink’s Company (The) 0 1 3 0 2.75
Brink’s Company (The) Competitors 745 2107 2696 84 2.38

Brink’s Company (The) currently has a consensus target price of $86.00, suggesting a potential upside of 2.08%. As a group, “Business Support Services” companies have a potential downside of 3.56%. Given Brink’s Company (The)’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Brink’s Company (The) is more favorable than its peers.

Volatility and Risk

Brink’s Company (The) has a beta of 1.73, meaning that its share price is 73% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Brink’s Company (The)’s peers have a beta of 1.12, meaning that their average share price is 12% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Brink’s Company (The) and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Brink’s Company (The) 2.73% 34.49% 6.56%
Brink’s Company (The) Competitors -126.85% -182.55% -5.67%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Brink’s Company (The) and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Brink’s Company (The) $3.15 billion $340.80 million 50.15
Brink’s Company (The) Competitors $1.12 billion $179.78 million 21.54

Brink’s Company (The) has higher revenue and earnings than its peers. Brink’s Company (The) is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Brink’s Company (The) beats its peers on 11 of the 15 factors compared.

Brink’s Company (The) Company Profile

The Brink’s Company (Brink’s) is a provider of logistics and security solutions. The Company operates through nine segments: U.S., France, Mexico, Brazil, Canada, Latin America, EMEA, Asia and Payment Services. The Company’s solutions include cash-in-transit (CIT), automated teller machine (ATM) replenishment and maintenance, cash management services, including vault outsourcing, money processing, and intelligent safe services, international transportation of valuables, and payment services. Its customers include financial institutions, retailers, government agencies (including central banks), mints, jewelers and other commercial operations around the world. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s global network served customers in over 100 countries. Its services offerings include Core Services, High-Value Services and Other Security Services.

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