Financial Review: Kelly Services (KELYA) versus Kelly Services (KELYB)

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Kelly Services (NASDAQ:KELYB) and Kelly Services (NASDAQ:KELYA) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends and valuation.

Risk & Volatility

Kelly Services has a beta of 0.47, indicating that its stock price is 53% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Kelly Services has a beta of 0.78, indicating that its stock price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Kelly Services and Kelly Services, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Kelly Services 0 0 0 0 N/A
Kelly Services 0 0 2 0 3.00

Kelly Services has a consensus target price of $37.00, indicating a potential upside of 65.33%. Given Kelly Services’ higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Kelly Services is more favorable than Kelly Services.

Dividends

Kelly Services pays an annual dividend of $0.30 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. Kelly Services pays an annual dividend of $0.30 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.3%. Kelly Services pays out 13.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Kelly Services has raised its dividend for 3 consecutive years and Kelly Services has raised its dividend for 4 consecutive years.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.0% of Kelly Services shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 66.2% of Kelly Services shares are owned by institutional investors. 93.1% of Kelly Services shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.1% of Kelly Services shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Kelly Services and Kelly Services’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Kelly Services $5.37 billion 0.16 $71.60 million N/A N/A
Kelly Services $5.37 billion 0.16 $71.60 million $2.20 10.17

Profitability

This table compares Kelly Services and Kelly Services’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Kelly Services 1.17% 7.45% 3.66%
Kelly Services 1.17% 7.45% 3.66%

Summary

Kelly Services beats Kelly Services on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Kelly Services Company Profile

Kelly Services, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides workforce solutions to various industries worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Americas Staffing, Global Talent Solutions (GTS), and International Staffing. It provides trained employees for data entry, clerical, and administrative support roles across various industries; schools with instructional and non-instructional employees; support staff for seminars, sales, and trade shows; assemblers, quality control inspectors, and technicians for electronic assembly; maintenance workers, material handlers, and assemblers for light industrial works; scientists, and scientific and clinical research workforce solutions; engineering professionals across various disciplines, including aeronautical, chemical, civil/structural, electrical/instrumentation, environmental, industrial, mechanical, petroleum, pharmaceutical, quality, and telecommunications. The company also provides IT specialists across various disciplines; creative talent in the spectrum of creative services positions; corporate finance departments, accounting firms, and financial institutions with various levels of financial professionals; and legal professionals, including attorneys, paralegals, contract administrators, compliance specialists, and legal administrators. In addition, it provides chefs, porters, and hospitality representatives; and manual workers and semi-skilled professionals in various trade, non-trade, and operational positions. Further, the company provides centrally delivered staffing for large accounts; contingent workforce outsourcing, recruitment process outsourcing, business process outsourcing, and payroll process outsourcing services; contact center staffing solutions; and legal managed services, as well as executive placement, career transition/outplacement, and talent advisory services. Kelly Services, Inc. was founded in 1946 and is headquartered in Troy, Michigan.

Kelly Services Company Profile

Kelly Services, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides workforce solutions to various industries worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Americas Staffing, Global Talent Solutions (GTS), and International Staffing. It provides trained employees for data entry, clerical, and administrative support roles across various industries; schools with instructional and non-instructional employees; support staff for seminars, sales, and trade shows; assemblers, quality control inspectors, and technicians for electronic assembly; maintenance workers, material handlers, and assemblers for light industrial works; scientists, and scientific and clinical research workforce solutions; engineering professionals across various disciplines, including aeronautical, chemical, civil/structural, electrical/instrumentation, environmental, industrial, mechanical, petroleum, pharmaceutical, quality, and telecommunications. The company also provides IT specialists across various disciplines; creative talent in the spectrum of creative services positions; corporate finance departments, accounting firms, and financial institutions with various levels of financial professionals; and legal professionals, including attorneys, paralegals, contract administrators, compliance specialists, and legal administrators. In addition, it provides chefs, porters, and hospitality representatives; and manual workers and semi-skilled professionals in various trade, non-trade, and operational positions. Further, the company provides centrally delivered staffing for large accounts; contingent workforce outsourcing, recruitment process outsourcing, business process outsourcing, and payroll process outsourcing services; contact center staffing solutions; and legal managed services, as well as executive placement, career transition/outplacement, and talent advisory services. Kelly Services, Inc. was founded in 1946 and is headquartered in Troy, Michigan.

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