ServiceMaster Global Holdings (NYSE: SERV) is one of 88 publicly-traded companies in the “Business Support Services” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare ServiceMaster Global Holdings to similar businesses based on the strength of its profitability, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations and risk.


This table compares ServiceMaster Global Holdings and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
ServiceMaster Global Holdings 8.16% 40.22% 5.42%
ServiceMaster Global Holdings Competitors -20.58% -198.77% 1.90%

Risk and Volatility

ServiceMaster Global Holdings has a beta of 1, meaning that its share price has a similar volatility profile to the S&P 500.Comparatively, ServiceMaster Global Holdings’ competitors have a beta of 1.10, meaning that their average share price is 10% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

67.5% of shares of all “Business Support Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 1.2% of ServiceMaster Global Holdings shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 11.3% of shares of all “Business Support Services” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for ServiceMaster Global Holdings and its competitors, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
ServiceMaster Global Holdings 2 2 7 0 2.45
ServiceMaster Global Holdings Competitors 520 1628 2368 63 2.43

ServiceMaster Global Holdings currently has a consensus target price of $48.45, indicating a potential upside of 4.34%. As a group, “Business Support Services” companies have a potential upside of 12.81%. Given ServiceMaster Global Holdings’ competitors higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe ServiceMaster Global Holdings has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares ServiceMaster Global Holdings and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
ServiceMaster Global Holdings $2.75 billion $155.00 million 26.69
ServiceMaster Global Holdings Competitors $1.35 billion $79.88 million 1,592.23

ServiceMaster Global Holdings has higher revenue and earnings than its competitors. ServiceMaster Global Holdings is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.


ServiceMaster Global Holdings beats its competitors on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

About ServiceMaster Global Holdings

ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. is a provider of essential residential and commercial services. The Company operates through three segments: Terminix, American Home Shield and the Franchise Services Group. Its portfolio of brands includes Terminix, American Home Shield, ServiceMaster Restore, ServiceMaster Clean, Merry Maids, Furniture Medic and AmeriSpec. The Terminix segment provides termite and pest control services in the United States. The American Home Shield segment provides home warranty plans that cover the repair or replacement of components of up to 21 household systems and appliances, including electrical, plumbing, central heating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, dishwashers and ovens/cook tops. The Franchise Services Group segment consists of the ServiceMaster Restore (disaster restoration), ServiceMaster Clean (janitorial), Merry Maids (residential cleaning), Furniture Medic (cabinet and wood furniture repair) and AmeriSpec (home inspection) businesses.

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