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SThree (STEM) Competitors

GBX 437.50
+8.00 (+1.86%)
(As of 07/12/2024 ET)

STEM vs. HAS, PAGE, IPEL, RWA, STAF, GATC, EMR, RTC, NBB, and OLEE

Should you be buying SThree stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of SThree include Hays (HAS), PageGroup (PAGE), Impellam Group (IPEL), Robert Walters (RWA), Staffline Group (STAF), Gattaca (GATC), Empresaria Group (EMR), RTC Group (RTC), Norman Broadbent (NBB), and Oleeo (OLEE). These companies are all part of the "industrials" sector.

SThree vs.

SThree (LON:STEM) and Hays (LON:HAS) are both small-cap industrials companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, community ranking, media sentiment, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk and dividends.

In the previous week, SThree and SThree both had 4 articles in the media. SThree's average media sentiment score of 1.48 beat Hays' score of -0.38 indicating that SThree is being referred to more favorably in the media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
SThree
2 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
0 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive
Hays
0 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
0 Neutral mention(s)
2 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral

SThree pays an annual dividend of GBX 17 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.9%. Hays pays an annual dividend of GBX 3 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.2%. SThree pays out 4,047.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Hays 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. SThree is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Hays received 848 more outperform votes than SThree when rated by MarketBeat users. However, 87.10% of users gave SThree an outperform vote while only 70.39% of users gave Hays an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
SThreeOutperform Votes
27
87.10%
Underperform Votes
4
12.90%
HaysOutperform Votes
875
70.39%
Underperform Votes
368
29.61%

82.2% of SThree shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 88.6% of Hays shares are held by institutional investors. 6.2% of SThree shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.5% of Hays shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

SThree has a beta of 0.96, suggesting that its share price is 4% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Hays has a beta of 1.1, suggesting that its share price is 10% more volatile than the S&P 500.

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

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
SThree£1.66B0.35£56.05M£0.421,041.67
Hays£7.28B0.20£83.90M£0.051,880.00

SThree has a net margin of 3.37% compared to Hays' net margin of 1.15%. SThree's return on equity of 26.48% beat Hays' return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
SThree3.37% 26.48% 10.40%
Hays 1.15%13.16%5.45%

SThree currently has a consensus target price of GBX 470, indicating a potential upside of 7.43%. Hays has a consensus target price of GBX 130, indicating a potential upside of 38.30%. Given Hays' stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Hays is more favorable than SThree.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
SThree
0 Sell rating(s)
1 Hold rating(s)
1 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.50
Hays
0 Sell rating(s)
0 Hold rating(s)
2 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
3.00

Summary

SThree beats Hays 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 STEM 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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STEM vs. The Competition

MetricSThreeStaffing & Employment Services IndustryIndustrials SectorLON Exchange
Market Cap£581.66M£377.08M£4.28B£1.77B
Dividend Yield3.85%6.89%4.09%10.08%
P/E Ratio1,041.67705.55420.002,097.86
Price / Sales0.3518.98514.16404,943.94
Price / Cash10.6813.5928.2329.26
Price / Book2.602.183.662.78
Net Income£56.05M£24.97M£216.34M£171.63M
7 Day Performance-0.57%1.99%4.32%89.03%
1 Month Performance6.32%3.04%4.84%84.34%
1 Year Performance27.74%23.01%20.54%107.10%

SThree Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
HAS
Hays
2.3093 of 5 stars
2.31 / 5 stars
GBX 94
-0.2%
GBX 130
+38.3%
-8.1%£1.49B£7.28B1,880.0012,300Analyst Forecast
News Coverage
Gap Down
PAGE
PageGroup
0.5455 of 5 stars
0.55 / 5 stars
GBX 422.60
-0.5%
GBX 485
+14.8%
-2.2%£1.39B£2.01B1,760.837,859Analyst Forecast
News Coverage
IPEL
Impellam Group
0 of 5 stars
0.00 / 5 stars
GBX 875
flat
N/A+22.2%£389.29M£2.04B2,500.001,783
RWA
Robert Walters
0 of 5 stars
0.00 / 5 stars
GBX 382
-2.3%
N/A-6.8%£276.42M£1.06B2,010.533,980Gap Up
STAF
Staffline Group
0 of 5 stars
0.00 / 5 stars
GBX 38.35
+0.3%
N/A+35.0%£55.18M£938.20M-767.002,300
GATC
Gattaca
0 of 5 stars
0.00 / 5 stars
GBX 92
flat
N/A-13.2%£29.01M£380.83M1,840.00446
EMR
Empresaria Group
0 of 5 stars
0.00 / 5 stars
GBX 40.50
flat
N/A-22.9%£19.87M£250.30M-675.003,150
RTC
RTC Group
0 of 5 stars
0.00 / 5 stars
GBX 115
-2.1%
N/A+538.9%£16.87M£98.78M884.62196News Coverage
NBB
Norman Broadbent
0 of 5 stars
0.00 / 5 stars
GBX 6.75
flat
N/A+35.0%£4.52M£12.31M-525.0052High Trading Volume
OLEE
Oleeo
0 of 5 stars
0.00 / 5 stars
N/AN/AN/A£2.25B£568.16M-898.88115Gap Up
High Trading Volume

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This page (LON:STEM) was last updated on 7/14/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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