Analyzing Corporate Resource Services (CRRSQ) and Robert Half International (RHI)

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Corporate Resource Services (OTCMKTS:CRRSQ) and Robert Half International (NYSE:RHI) are both business services companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Profitability

This table compares Corporate Resource Services and Robert Half International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Corporate Resource Services N/A N/A N/A
Robert Half International 7.49% 39.61% 22.48%

Risk and Volatility

Corporate Resource Services has a beta of 3.25, meaning that its stock price is 225% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Robert Half International has a beta of 1.29, meaning that its stock price is 29% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Robert Half International pays an annual dividend of $1.12 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.8%. Corporate Resource Services does not pay a dividend. Robert Half International pays out 31.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Robert Half International has increased its dividend for 15 consecutive years.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Corporate Resource Services and Robert Half International, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Corporate Resource Services 0 0 0 0 N/A
Robert Half International 3 3 3 0 2.00

Robert Half International has a consensus target price of $69.89, indicating a potential upside of 10.23%. Given Robert Half International’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Robert Half International is more favorable than Corporate Resource Services.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Corporate Resource Services and Robert Half International’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Corporate Resource Services N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Robert Half International $5.80 billion 1.33 $434.29 million $3.61 17.56

Robert Half International has higher revenue and earnings than Corporate Resource Services.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

92.0% of Robert Half International shares are held by institutional investors. 89.2% of Corporate Resource Services shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 3.0% of Robert Half International shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Robert Half International beats Corporate Resource Services on 9 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Corporate Resource Services Company Profile

Corporate Resource Services, Inc. provides diversified technology, staffing, recruiting, and consulting services in the United States. It offers trained employees in the areas of insurance, information technology, accounting, legal, engineering, science, healthcare, life sciences, creative services, hospitality, retail, general business, and light industrial work. The company's staffing solutions include customized employee pre-training and testing, on-site facilities management, vendor management, risk assessment and management, market analyses, and productivity/occupational engineering studies. It provides administrative and light industrial staffing solutions; permanent and temporary professional, administrative, and clerical solutions to financial services, entertainment, media, advertising, fashion, and other companies; software and related hosting and technology services; and professional insurance industry staffing solutions for personnel in claims processing, customer services, and related fields. The company operates 250 staffing and on-site facilities. Corporate Resource Services, Inc. offers its services to various clients ranging from sole proprietorships to Fortune 1000 companies. The company is headquartered in New York, New York. On July 23, 2015, Corporate Resource Services, Inc., along with its affiliates, filed a voluntary petition for reorganization under Chapter 11 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

Robert Half International Company Profile

Robert Half International Inc. provides staffing and risk consulting services in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. The company operates through three segments: Temporary and Consultant Staffing, Permanent Placement Staffing, and Risk Consulting and Internal Audit Services. It places temporary personnel for accounting, finance, and bookkeeping; temporary and full-time office and administrative personnel consisting of executive and administrative assistants, receptionists, and customer service representatives; full-time accounting, financial, tax, and accounting operations personnel; and information technology contract consultants and full-time employees in the areas of platform systems integration to end-user technical and desktop support, including specialists in application development, networking, systems integration and deployment, database design and administration, and security and business continuity. The company also offers temporary and full-time employees in attorney, paralegal, legal administrative, and legal secretarial positions; and senior level project professionals in the accounting and finance fields for financial systems conversions, expansion into new markets, business process reengineering, business systems performance improvement, and post-merger financial consolidation. In addition, it is involved in serving professionals in the areas of interactive media, design, marketing, advertising, and public relations; and placing project consultants in various positions, such as creative directors, graphics designers, Web content developers, Web designers, media buyers, brand managers, and public relations specialists. Further, the company provides business and technology risk consulting, and internal audit services. It serves clients and employment seeking candidates. The company was founded in 1948 and is headquartered in Menlo Park, California.

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