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RWS (RWS) Competitors

GBX 190
-0.40 (-0.21%)
(As of 11:57 AM ET)

RWS vs. SRP, MTO, JSG, DWF, FRAN, RST, CPI, KEYS, DLAR, and BEG

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

RWS vs.

Serco Group (LON:SRP) and RWS (LON:RWS) are both small-cap industrials companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, media sentiment, dividends, community ranking, risk, profitability, valuation and earnings.

Serco Group currently has a consensus price target of GBX 190, suggesting a potential upside of 10.40%. RWS has a consensus price target of GBX 380, suggesting a potential upside of 100.00%. Given Serco Group's higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe RWS is more favorable than Serco Group.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Serco Group
0 Sell rating(s)
0 Hold rating(s)
3 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
3.00
RWS
0 Sell rating(s)
0 Hold rating(s)
2 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
3.00

Serco Group pays an annual dividend of GBX 3 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.7%. RWS pays an annual dividend of GBX 12 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.3%. Serco Group pays out 1,666.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. RWS pays out -17,142.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. RWS is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Serco Group has a beta of 0.39, meaning that its stock price is 61% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, RWS has a beta of 0.76, meaning that its stock price is 24% less volatile than the S&P 500.

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

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Serco Group£4.87B0.38£202.40M£0.18956.11
RWS£733.80M0.95-£27.70M-£0.07-2,714.29

In the previous week, RWS had 3 more articles in the media than Serco Group. MarketBeat recorded 3 mentions for RWS and 0 mentions for Serco Group. Serco Group's average media sentiment score of 0.62 beat RWS's score of 0.00 indicating that RWS is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Overall Sentiment
Serco Group Neutral
RWS Positive

Serco Group received 238 more outperform votes than RWS when rated by MarketBeat users. However, 71.33% of users gave RWS an outperform vote while only 48.52% of users gave Serco Group an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
Serco GroupOutperform Votes
442
48.52%
Underperform Votes
469
51.48%
RWSOutperform Votes
204
71.33%
Underperform Votes
82
28.67%

Serco Group has a net margin of 4.15% compared to Serco Group's net margin of -3.78%. RWS's return on equity of 19.62% beat Serco Group's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Serco Group4.15% 19.62% 4.40%
RWS -3.78%-2.60%3.72%

70.2% of Serco Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 67.1% of RWS shares are held by institutional investors. 2.0% of Serco Group shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 24.9% of RWS shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Serco Group beats RWS on 10 of the 19 factors compared between the two stocks.

New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

This chart shows the number of new MarketBeat users adding RWS 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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RWS vs. The Competition

MetricRWSSpecialty Business Services IndustryIndustrials SectorLON Exchange
Market Cap£700.57M£6.39B£3.77B£1.42B
Dividend Yield6.92%4.97%4.40%11.61%
P/E Ratio-2,714.29740.82419.101,689.67
Price / Sales0.95127.33530.24300,717.25
Price / Cash15.9937.5727.7931.18
Price / Book0.733.653.842.73
Net Income-£27.70M£169.47M£191.42M£167.31M
7 Day Performance-3.55%-0.53%0.04%1.97%
1 Month Performance1.28%-1.49%-0.21%6.12%
1 Year Performance-24.96%105.52%15.02%20.41%

RWS Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
SRP
Serco Group
0 of 5 stars
GBX 168.90
-0.3%
GBX 190
+12.5%
+22.6%£1.81B£4.87B938.3350,000Gap Down
MTO
Mitie Group
0.7917 of 5 stars
GBX 115.40
-1.7%
GBX 125
+8.3%
+18.0%£1.48B£4.15B1,648.5765,000Insider Buying
News Coverage
Positive News
High Trading Volume
JSG
Johnson Service Group
0 of 5 stars
GBX 159.40
+1.8%
GBX 170
+6.6%
+47.3%£660.59M£465.30M2,656.676,165
DWF
DWF Group
0 of 5 stars
GBX 99.60
flat
GBX 160
+60.6%
N/A£340.61M£451.64M2,490.004,340
FRAN
Franchise Brands
0 of 5 stars
GBX 172.50
+1.4%
N/A-14.6%£334.27M£117.97M5,750.00715Positive News
RST
Restore
0 of 5 stars
GBX 242.64
-4.0%
GBX 380
+56.6%
-5.6%£332.22M£277.10M-1,054.942,700Gap Up
CPI
Capita
2.5405 of 5 stars
GBX 13.84
-0.9%
GBX 917.50
+6,529.3%
-52.9%£233.90M£2.81B-138.4043,000
KEYS
Keystone Law Group
0 of 5 stars
GBX 650.55
-1.3%
N/A+47.7%£204.79M£89.02M2,710.6376
DLAR
De La Rue
0 of 5 stars
GBX 95.40
-2.7%
N/A+194.7%£186.88M£346.90M-433.641,841Gap Down
BEG
Begbies Traynor Group
1.8519 of 5 stars
GBX 102
+0.5%
GBX 176
+72.5%
-20.2%£161.16M£129.23M5,675.001,051Dividend Cut

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This page (LON:RWS) was last updated on 6/21/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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