Comparing TTEC (TTEC) and On Assignment (ASGN)

TTEC (NASDAQ: TTEC) and On Assignment (NYSE:ASGN) are both business services companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability and valuation.

Volatility and Risk

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TTEC has a beta of 0.93, meaning that its share price is 7% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, On Assignment has a beta of 1.89, meaning that its share price is 89% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

25.7% of TTEC shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 93.9% of On Assignment shares are owned by institutional investors. 70.0% of TTEC shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 5.4% of On Assignment shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares TTEC and On Assignment’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
TTEC 0.49% 22.28% 8.99%
On Assignment 6.00% 17.42% 9.11%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares TTEC and On Assignment’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
TTEC $1.48 billion 0.97 $7.25 million $1.80 17.33
On Assignment $2.63 billion 1.65 $157.67 million $3.05 27.29

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


TTEC pays an annual dividend of $0.54 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.7%. On Assignment does not pay a dividend. TTEC pays out 30.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for TTEC and On Assignment, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
TTEC 0 1 0 0 2.00
On Assignment 0 1 6 0 2.86

TTEC presently has a consensus target price of $43.00, suggesting a potential upside of 37.82%. On Assignment has a consensus target price of $77.83, suggesting a potential downside of 6.50%. Given TTEC’s higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe TTEC is more favorable than On Assignment.


On Assignment beats TTEC on 12 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

TTEC Company Profile

TTEC Holdings, Inc., formerly TeleTech Holdings, Inc., is a customer service provider that delivers consulting, technology, growth and customer care solutions on a global scale. The Company operates through four segments: Customer Management Services (CMS), Customer Growth Services (CGS), Customer Technology Services (CTS) and Customer Strategy Services (CSS). The CMS segment designs and manages clients’ front-to-back office processes to deliver just-in-time, personalized, multi-channel interactions. The CGS segment offers integrated sales and marketing solutions to help its clients in the business-to-consumer or business-to-business markets. The CTS segment includes operational and system design consulting, customer experience technology product, implementation and integration consulting services, and management of clients cloud and on premise solutions. The CSS segment provides professional services in customer experience strategy, and system and operational process optimization.

On Assignment Company Profile

ASGN Incorporated provides IT and professional services in the technology, digital, creative, healthcare technology, engineering, life sciences, and government sectors in the United States, Europe, and Canada. The company's Apex segment offers technical, digital, and creative and scientific professionals for contract, contract-to-hire, and permanent placement positions to Fortune 1000 and mid-market clients; IT staffing and consulting services comprising IT infrastructure, application development, project management, and healthcare IT professionals; and creative, marketing, advertising, and digital professionals. It also provides scientific, engineering, and clinical research staffing and services for temporary and permanent assignments, such as chemists, clinical research associates, clinical lab assistants, engineers, biologists, biochemists, microbiologists, molecular biologists, biostatisticians, drug safety specialists, SAS programmers, medical writers, food scientists, regulatory affairs specialists, lab assistants, and other skilled professionals. This segment serves companies from various industries, as well as advertising agencies and company marketing departments. Its Oxford segment recruits and delivers experienced IT, engineering, and regulatory and compliance consultants to clients for temporary assignments and project engagements; provides permanent placements in technology, engineering, sales, executive, financial, accounting, scientific, legal, and operations positions; and offers locally-based contract and permanent life science professionals to clients with research and development projects. The company's ECS segment delivers solutions in cloud, cybersecurity, software development, IT modernization, and science and engineering. The company was formerly known as On Assignment, Inc. and changed its name to ASGN Incorporated in April 2018. The company was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Calabasas, California.

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