Head-To-Head Contrast: Staffing 360 Solutions (STAF) and On Assignment (ASGN)

Staffing 360 Solutions (NASDAQ: STAF) and On Assignment (NASDAQ:ASGN) are both business services companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings and profitability.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Staffing 360 Solutions and On Assignment, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Staffing 360 Solutions 0 0 0 1 4.00
On Assignment 0 1 4 0 2.80

Staffing 360 Solutions presently has a consensus price target of $2.00, indicating a potential upside of 160.18%. On Assignment has a consensus price target of $58.00, indicating a potential downside of 2.70%. Given Staffing 360 Solutions’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Staffing 360 Solutions is more favorable than On Assignment.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Staffing 360 Solutions and On Assignment’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Staffing 360 Solutions $180.94 million 0.07 $4.34 million ($0.69) -1.11
On Assignment $2.53 billion 1.24 $263.01 million N/A N/A

On Assignment has higher revenue and earnings than Staffing 360 Solutions.

Profitability

This table compares Staffing 360 Solutions and On Assignment’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Staffing 360 Solutions -3.78% -86.16% -12.57%
On Assignment 5.09% 14.70% 7.58%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

2.5% of Staffing 360 Solutions shares are held by institutional investors. 13.8% of Staffing 360 Solutions shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

On Assignment beats Staffing 360 Solutions on 7 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Staffing 360 Solutions

Staffing 360 Solutions, Inc. operates in the staffing sector. The Company is engaged in the execution of a global buy-and-build strategy through the acquisition of domestic and international staffing organizations in the United States and the United Kingdom. Its targeted consolidation model is focused on the finance and accounting, administrative, engineering and information technology (IT) staffing space.

About On Assignment

On Assignment, Inc. is a global provider of in-demand, skilled professionals in the technology, life sciences and creative sectors. The Company matches resumes with job descriptions to match people they know into positions they understand for temporary, contract-to-hire, and direct hire assignments. It operates through two segments. The Apex segment provides technical, scientific and creative professionals for temporary, contract-to-hire and permanent placement positions and consulting services to clients across the United States. The Apex segment includes Apex Systems, Lab Support and Creative Circle. The Oxford segment provides specialized niche staffing, permanent placement and consulting services in select skill and geographic markets. The Oxford segment includes Oxford Global Resources, CyberCoders and Life Sciences Europe. The Company has a network of branch offices throughout the United States, Canada and Europe.

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