PRGX Global (NASDAQ: PRGX) is one of 304 public companies in the “BUSINESS SERVICES” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare PRGX Global to related companies based on the strength of its risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, dividends and earnings.

Risk and Volatility

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PRGX Global has a beta of 1.06, indicating that its share price is 6% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, PRGX Global’s peers have a beta of 1.01, indicating that their average share price is 1% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares PRGX Global and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
PRGX Global $161.62 million $3.18 million 64.29
PRGX Global Competitors $3.01 billion $232.83 million 30.04

PRGX Global’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than PRGX Global. PRGX Global 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.

Profitability

This table compares PRGX Global and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
PRGX Global 1.97% 5.65% 2.90%
PRGX Global Competitors -158.38% -95.30% -3.29%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

71.0% of PRGX Global shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 57.3% of shares of all “BUSINESS SERVICES” companies are held by institutional investors. 15.0% of PRGX Global shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 16.1% of shares of all “BUSINESS SERVICES” companies are held by 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for PRGX Global and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
PRGX Global 0 0 2 0 3.00
PRGX Global Competitors 1125 5266 7870 222 2.50

PRGX Global currently has a consensus target price of $9.50, indicating a potential upside of 5.56%. As a group, “BUSINESS SERVICES” companies have a potential upside of 8.97%. Given PRGX Global’s peers higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe PRGX Global has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Summary

PRGX Global beats its peers on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

PRGX Global Company Profile

PRGX Global, Inc. (PRGX), together with its subsidiaries, provides recovery audit and spend analytics services. The Company provides recovery audit, procure-to-pay performance improvement, spend analytics and risk management services principally to large businesses and government agencies. The Company operates through three segments: Recovery Audit Services-Americas, Recovery Audit Services-Europe/Asia-Pacific and Adjacent Services. The Recovery Audit Services-Americas segment represents recovery audit services the Company provides in the United States, Canada and Latin America. The Recovery Audit Services-Europe/Asia-Pacific segment represents recovery audit services it provides in Europe, Asia and the Pacific region. The Adjacent Services segment includes spend analytics (data transformation and cost harmonization), Supplier Information Management (SIM) and Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS) Sustainability Index (CSI).

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