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Kforce (KFRC) Competitors

$68.62
+0.79 (+1.16%)
(As of 02:26 PM ET)

KFRC vs. KELYA, BBSI, AMN, TBI, MAN, NSP, TTEC, CCRN, TWKS, and ADV

Should you be buying Kforce stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Kforce include Kelly Services (KELYA), Barrett Business Services (BBSI), AMN Healthcare Services (AMN), TrueBlue (TBI), ManpowerGroup (MAN), Insperity (NSP), TTEC (TTEC), Cross Country Healthcare (CCRN), Thoughtworks (TWKS), and Advantage Solutions (ADV).

Kforce vs.

Kelly Services (NASDAQ:KELYA) and Kforce (NASDAQ:KFRC) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, risk, media sentiment, earnings and community ranking.

Kforce received 196 more outperform votes than Kelly Services when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 62.18% of users gave Kforce an outperform vote while only 55.56% of users gave Kelly Services an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
Kelly ServicesOutperform Votes
215
55.56%
Underperform Votes
172
44.44%
KforceOutperform Votes
411
62.18%
Underperform Votes
250
37.82%

73.1% of Kelly Services shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 92.9% of Kforce shares are owned by institutional investors. 3.5% of Kelly Services shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 5.5% of Kforce shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Kforce has a net margin of 3.99% compared to Kforce's net margin of 0.75%. Kelly Services' return on equity of 36.94% beat Kforce's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Kelly Services0.75% 6.50% 3.14%
Kforce 3.99%36.94%18.17%

Kelly Services has a beta of 1.14, meaning that its stock price is 14% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Kforce has a beta of 0.87, meaning that its stock price is 13% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Kelly Services presently has a consensus target price of $26.00, indicating a potential upside of 10.22%. Kforce has a consensus target price of $68.33, indicating a potential upside of 0.74%. Given Kforce's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Kelly Services is more favorable than Kforce.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Kelly Services
0 Sell rating(s)
0 Hold rating(s)
1 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
3.00
Kforce
0 Sell rating(s)
3 Hold rating(s)
1 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.25

In the previous week, Kelly Services had 32 more articles in the media than Kforce. MarketBeat recorded 37 mentions for Kelly Services and 5 mentions for Kforce. Kelly Services' average media sentiment score of 0.71 beat Kforce's score of 0.66 indicating that Kforce is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Kelly Services
8 Very Positive mention(s)
5 Positive mention(s)
7 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
1 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive
Kforce
3 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
1 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

Kelly Services pays an annual dividend of $0.30 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.3%. Kforce pays an annual dividend of $1.44 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. Kelly Services pays out 30.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Kforce pays out 46.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Kforce has raised its dividend for 5 consecutive years. Kforce is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Kforce has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Kelly Services. Kforce is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Kelly Services, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Kelly Services$4.84B0.17$36.40M$0.9824.07
Kforce$1.53B0.88$61.08M$3.1321.67

Summary

Kforce beats Kelly Services on 13 of the 20 factors compared between the two stocks.


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New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

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Media Sentiment Over Time

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KFRC vs. The Competition

MetricKforceHelp supply services IndustryBusiness SectorNASDAQ Exchange
Market Cap$1.34B$1.63B$6.84B$7.53B
Dividend Yield2.11%2.53%3.11%3.86%
P/E Ratio21.6725.4637.5718.29
Price / Sales0.880.761,663.6780.83
Price / Cash15.468.9918.7153.30
Price / Book7.734.865.014.60
Net Income$61.08M$92.81M$82.92M$207.29M
7 Day Performance-0.62%-1.60%-1.25%-1.02%
1 Month Performance-3.14%-5.13%3.76%3.31%
1 Year Performance8.53%-1.02%1.46%3.73%

Kforce Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
KELYA
Kelly Services
4.4868 of 5 stars
$23.50
+2.2%
$26.00
+10.6%
+41.3%$811.33M$4.84B23.98300,000Analyst Revision
BBSI
Barrett Business Services
4.9612 of 5 stars
$113.01
-0.2%
$141.00
+24.8%
+15.8%$748.13M$1.05B16.35127,141Upcoming Earnings
AMN
AMN Healthcare Services
4.6354 of 5 stars
$58.14
-5.8%
$88.75
+52.6%
-39.4%$2.20B$3.79B10.994,230Analyst Report
High Trading Volume
TBI
TrueBlue
3.2408 of 5 stars
$12.81
+0.5%
$19.00
+48.3%
-42.0%$396.72M$1.97B-80.066,500Earnings Report
News Coverage
MAN
ManpowerGroup
4.9501 of 5 stars
$71.40
+1.5%
$83.00
+16.2%
-16.4%$3.43B$18.91B42.7530,900Analyst Revision
NSP
Insperity
4.8446 of 5 stars
$97.36
+1.0%
$115.00
+18.1%
-21.6%$3.63B$6.49B21.834,400Dividend Announcement
News Coverage
TTEC
TTEC
2.9177 of 5 stars
$18.54
-1.1%
$36.20
+95.3%
-63.9%$879.17M$2.44B21.5669,400Upcoming Earnings
CCRN
Cross Country Healthcare
4.8002 of 5 stars
$17.47
-0.5%
$26.71
+52.9%
-35.9%$616.90M$2.23B6.2012,980Earnings Report
Analyst Report
Analyst Revision
News Coverage
Gap Down
TWKS
Thoughtworks
2.955 of 5 stars
$4.32
+1.2%
$7.00
+62.0%
-52.1%$1.38B$1.30B-43.2012,500Upcoming Earnings
ADV
Advantage Solutions
0.3107 of 5 stars
$4.02
+2.0%
$3.43
-14.6%
+59.5%$1.31B$4.05B-0.8575,000Upcoming Earnings
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This page (NASDAQ:KFRC) was last updated on 2/23/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff