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Rentokil Initial (RTO) Competitors

GBX 482.90
+33.94 (+7.56%)
(As of 12:22 PM ET)

RTO vs. ITRK, SRP, MTO, RWS, JSG, RST, DWF, CPI, FRAN, and KEYS

Should you be buying Rentokil Initial stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Rentokil Initial include Intertek Group (ITRK), Serco Group (SRP), Mitie Group (MTO), RWS (RWS), Johnson Service Group (JSG), Restore (RST), DWF Group (DWF), Capita (CPI), Franchise Brands (FRAN), and Keystone Law Group (KEYS). These companies are all part of the "specialty business services" industry.

Rentokil Initial vs.

Rentokil Initial (LON:RTO) and Intertek Group (LON:ITRK) are both industrials companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, media sentiment, community ranking and earnings.

Rentokil Initial has higher revenue and earnings than Intertek Group. Intertek Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Rentokil Initial, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Rentokil Initial£5.38B2.28£381M£0.153,251.33
Intertek Group£3.33B2.28£297.40M£1.842,564.13

89.6% of Rentokil Initial shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 73.1% of Intertek Group shares are held by institutional investors. 1.1% of Rentokil Initial shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.4% of Intertek Group shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

In the previous week, Intertek Group had 2 more articles in the media than Rentokil Initial. MarketBeat recorded 6 mentions for Intertek Group and 4 mentions for Rentokil Initial. Rentokil Initial's average media sentiment score of 0.35 beat Intertek Group's score of 0.10 indicating that Rentokil Initial is being referred to more favorably in the media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Rentokil Initial
2 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
2 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral
Intertek Group
0 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
4 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral

Rentokil Initial received 234 more outperform votes than Intertek Group when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 65.66% of users gave Rentokil Initial an outperform vote while only 48.70% of users gave Intertek Group an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
Rentokil InitialOutperform Votes
610
65.66%
Underperform Votes
319
34.34%
Intertek GroupOutperform Votes
376
48.70%
Underperform Votes
396
51.30%

Intertek Group has a net margin of 8.93% compared to Rentokil Initial's net margin of 7.09%. Intertek Group's return on equity of 23.76% beat Rentokil Initial's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Rentokil Initial7.09% 9.31% 3.94%
Intertek Group 8.93%23.76%8.99%

Rentokil Initial presently has a consensus price target of GBX 579.75, suggesting a potential upside of 18.32%. Intertek Group has a consensus price target of GBX 5,351, suggesting a potential upside of 12.94%. Given Rentokil Initial's higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Rentokil Initial is more favorable than Intertek Group.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Rentokil Initial
0 Sell rating(s)
2 Hold rating(s)
2 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.50
Intertek Group
0 Sell rating(s)
1 Hold rating(s)
5 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.83

Rentokil Initial has a beta of 0.56, indicating that its stock price is 44% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Intertek Group has a beta of 0.64, indicating that its stock price is 36% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Rentokil Initial pays an annual dividend of GBX 9 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.8%. Intertek Group pays an annual dividend of GBX 112 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.4%. Rentokil Initial pays out 6,000.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Intertek Group pays out 6,087.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Summary

Rentokil Initial and Intertek Group tied by winning 10 of the 20 factors compared between the two stocks.

New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

This chart shows the number of new MarketBeat users adding RTO and its top 5 competitors to their watchlist. Each company is represented with a line over a 90 day period.
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Media Sentiment Over Time

This chart shows the average media sentiment of LON and its competitors over the past 90 days as caculated by MarketBeat. The averaged score is equivalent to the following: Very Negative Sentiment <= -1.5, Negative Sentiment > -1.5 and <= -0.5, Neutral Sentiment > -0.5 and < 0.5, Positive Sentiment >= 0.5 and < 1.5, and Very Positive Sentiment >= 1.5.
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RTO vs. The Competition

MetricRentokil InitialSpecialty Business Services IndustryIndustrials SectorLON Exchange
Market Cap£12.24B£6.21B£3.66B£1.41B
Dividend Yield2.10%4.96%4.38%11.83%
P/E Ratio3,251.33789.91416.291,696.43
Price / Sales2.28130.10465.24281,882.97
Price / Cash4.1936.6830.6432.93
Price / Book2.993.703.942.78
Net Income£381M£164.56M£188.76M£165.77M
7 Day Performance6.81%1.11%6.24%0.53%
1 Month Performance7.54%2.94%11.88%1.41%
1 Year Performance-23.68%81.60%18.06%18.45%

Rentokil Initial Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
ITRK
Intertek Group
1.1691 of 5 stars
1.17 / 5 stars
GBX 4,718
+1.7%
GBX 5,351
+13.4%
+10.8%£7.60B£3.33B2,564.1343,908Positive News
High Trading Volume
SRP
Serco Group
0.5863 of 5 stars
0.59 / 5 stars
GBX 190
+1.1%
GBX 205
+7.9%
+18.8%£2.03B£4.87B1,055.5650,000Positive News
Gap Down
MTO
Mitie Group
2.1169 of 5 stars
2.12 / 5 stars
GBX 123.74
+2.8%
GBX 135
+9.1%
+17.3%£1.58B£4.15B1,767.7018,000Positive News
Gap Up
RWS
RWS
3.71 of 5 stars
3.71 / 5 stars
GBX 180.60
+0.9%
GBX 380
+110.4%
-33.5%£665.91M£733.80M-2,580.007,040Dividend Increase
News Coverage
JSG
Johnson Service Group
0 of 5 stars
0.00 / 5 stars
GBX 160.60
+0.1%
GBX 170
+5.9%
+38.5%£665.56M£465.30M2,676.676,165Gap Down
RST
Restore
3.1765 of 5 stars
3.18 / 5 stars
GBX 263.75
-0.8%
GBX 380
+44.1%
+60.0%£361.13M£277.10M-1,146.742,700News Coverage
DWF
DWF Group
0 of 5 stars
0.00 / 5 stars
GBX 99.60
flat
N/AN/A£340.61M£451.64M2,490.004,340News Coverage
CPI
Capita
3.4276 of 5 stars
3.43 / 5 stars
GBX 20
-2.4%
GBX 1,117.50
+5,487.5%
-27.0%£338M£2.81B-200.0043,000
FRAN
Franchise Brands
0 of 5 stars
0.00 / 5 stars
GBX 172.90
+1.1%
N/A+12.1%£335.05M£117.97M5,763.33715News Coverage
Gap Down
KEYS
Keystone Law Group
0 of 5 stars
0.00 / 5 stars
GBX 647.40
+0.6%
N/A+61.3%£203.80M£89.02M2,697.5076News Coverage

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This page (LON:RTO) was last updated on 7/22/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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