Comparing of ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc. (SERV) and WEX Inc. (NYSE:WEX)

As Business Services companies, ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc. (NYSE:SERV) and WEX Inc. (NYSE:WEX) are our subject to contrast. And more specifically their institutional ownership, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings and valuation.

Earnings and Valuation

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc. 1.90B 3.44 163.00M -0.20 0.00
WEX Inc. 1.44B 5.22 225.06M 2.56 70.12

In table 1 we can see ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc. and WEX Inc.’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Profitability

Table 2 hightlights the return on assets, return on equity and net margins of the two companies.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc. -8.58% 40.3% 9.4%
WEX Inc. 15.63% 12.7% 3.3%

Volatility & Risk

ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc.?s volatility measures that it’s 0.00% less volatile than Standard and Poor’s 500 due to its 1 beta. Competitively, WEX Inc.?s 52.00% volatility makes it more volatile than Standard and Poor’s 500, because of the 1.52 beta.

Analyst Recommendations

In next table is shown ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc. and WEX Inc.’s ratings and recommendations.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc. 1 3 3 2.43
WEX Inc. 0 2 4 2.67

$45.71 is ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc.?s average price target while its potential downside is -4.97%. Competitively the average price target of WEX Inc. is $186, which is potential 6.62% upside. Based on the analysts view we can conclude, WEX Inc. is looking more favorable than ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.1% are ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc.’s share owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.1% are WEX Inc.’s share owned by insiders.

Performance

Here are the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc. 18.86% 18.47% 5.55% 14.79% 35.88% 25.72%
WEX Inc. 2.01% 11.23% 14.2% -4.26% 18.74% 28.12%

For the past year ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc. was less bullish than WEX Inc.

Summary

On 9 of the 13 factors WEX Inc. beats ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc.

ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. provides residential and commercial services in the United States. It operates in three segments: Terminix, American Home Shield, and the Franchise Services Group. The Terminix segment offers termite and pest control services, including termite remediation, annual termite inspection and prevention treatments with damage claim guarantees, periodic pest control services, insulation services, mosquito control, crawlspace encapsulation, and wildlife exclusion. The American Home Shield segment provides home warranty plans that cover the repair or replacement of household systems and appliances, such as electrical, plumbing, central heating and air conditioning systems, water heaters, refrigerators, dishwashers, and ovens/cook tops. The Franchise Services Group segment offers disaster restoration, janitorial, residential cleaning, furniture repair, and home inspection services through franchise under the ServiceMaster Restore, ServiceMaster Clean, Merry Maids, Furniture Medic, and AmeriSpec brands. The company markets its services to homeowners and businesses through the Internet, direct mail, television and radio advertising, print advertisements, marketing partnerships, franchise network, branch operations, telemarketing, and various social media channels, as well as through various participants in the residential real estate marketplace, such as real estate brokerages, financial institutions, and insurance carriers. ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1929 and is headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee.

WEX Inc. provides corporate card payment solutions in North and South America, the Asia Pacific, and Europe. It operates through three segments: Fleet Solutions, Travel and Corporate Solutions, and Health and Employee Benefit Solutions. The Fleet Solutions segment offers fleet vehicle payment and transaction processing services. Its services include customer, account activation, and account retention services; authorization and billing inquiries, and account maintenance services; premium fleet services; credit and collections services; and merchant services. This segment markets its products directly to commercial and government vehicle fleet customers with small, medium, and large fleets, as well as with over-the-road and long haul fleets; and indirectly through co-branded and private label relationships. The Travel and Corporate Solutions segment provides payment processing solutions for corporate payment and transaction monitoring needs. Its products include virtual cards that are used for transactions where no card is presented and that require pre-authorization; and prepaid and gift card products that enables secure payment and financial management solutions with single card options, access to open or closed loop redemption, load limits, and with various expirations. This segment markets its products directly to commercial and government organizations. The Health and Employee Benefit Solutions segment offers healthcare payment products and software-as-a-service consumer directed platforms for healthcare market, as well as employee benefit products in Brazil. Its products include WEX Health Cloud used in the complex healthcare market. The company was formerly known as Wright Express Corporation and changed its name to WEX Inc. in October 2012. WEX Inc. was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in South Portland, Maine.