ServiceMaster (NYSE: SERV) and Evolent Health (NYSE:EVH) are both construction companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, risk, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, valuation and analyst recommendations.
Volatility and Risk
ServiceMaster has a beta of 0.95, suggesting that its share price is 5% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Evolent Health has a beta of 1.07, suggesting that its share price is 7% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares ServiceMaster and Evolent Health’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|ServiceMaster||$2.91 billion||2.35||$510.00 million||$2.11||24.00|
|Evolent Health||$434.95 million||2.80||-$60.66 million||($0.70)||-22.43|
ServiceMaster has higher revenue and earnings than Evolent Health. Evolent Health is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than ServiceMaster, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This table compares ServiceMaster and Evolent Health’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for ServiceMaster and Evolent Health, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
ServiceMaster presently has a consensus price target of $53.10, suggesting a potential upside of 4.86%. Evolent Health has a consensus price target of $25.33, suggesting a potential upside of 61.36%. Given Evolent Health’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Evolent Health is more favorable than ServiceMaster.
ServiceMaster beats Evolent Health on 7 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.
ServiceMaster Company Profile
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.
Evolent Health Company Profile
Evolent Health, Inc., through its subsidiary, Evolent Health LLC, provides health care delivery and payment solutions in the United States. The company operates as a managed services firm that supports health systems and physician organizations in migration toward value-based care and population health management. Its services include providing customers with a population management platform, integrated data and analytics capabilities, pharmacy benefit management services, and comprehensive health plan administration services. Evolent Health, Inc. was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia.
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