Servicemaster Global (SERV) & PHI Group (PHIL) Head to Head Review

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Servicemaster Global (NYSE:SERV) and PHI Group (OTCMKTS:PHIL) are both construction companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares Servicemaster Global and PHI Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Servicemaster Global 16.61% 23.65% 5.52%
PHI Group -120.94% -68.50% -8.79%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Servicemaster Global and PHI Group’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Servicemaster Global $2.91 billion 1.92 $510.00 million $2.11 19.54
PHI Group $1.67 million 0.30 -$2.02 million N/A N/A

Servicemaster Global has higher revenue and earnings than PHI Group.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Servicemaster Global and PHI Group, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Servicemaster Global 0 4 7 0 2.64
PHI Group 0 0 0 0 N/A

Servicemaster Global currently has a consensus target price of $45.75, indicating a potential upside of 10.99%. Given Servicemaster Global’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Servicemaster Global is more favorable than PHI Group.

Volatility & Risk

Servicemaster Global has a beta of 0.81, meaning that its share price is 19% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, PHI Group has a beta of 6.07, meaning that its share price is 507% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

94.0% of Servicemaster Global shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.2% of Servicemaster Global shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 32.0% of PHI Group shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Servicemaster Global beats PHI Group on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Servicemaster Global

ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. provides residential and commercial services in the United States. The company operates through 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 service 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 ranges/ovens/cooktops. The Franchise Services Group segment offers disaster restoration, janitorial, residential cleaning, cabinet and wood 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, telemarketing, and various social media channels and through national sales teams, as well as through various participants in the residential real estate marketplace, such as real estate brokerages, financial institutions, and insurance carrier. The company was founded in 1929 and is headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee.

About PHI Group

PHI Group Inc., through its subsidiary, PHI Capital Holdings, Inc., provides merger and acquisition advisory, consulting, project financing, and capital market services to clients in North America and Asia. The company was formerly known as Providential Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to PHI Group, Inc. in April 2009. PHI Group Inc. was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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