Genpact Limited (NYSE: G) and Maximus (NYSE:MMS) are both mid-cap business services companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, profitability, valuation and risk.
Genpact Limited pays an annual dividend of $0.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. Maximus pays an annual dividend of $0.18 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.3%. Genpact Limited pays out 18.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Maximus pays out 5.7% 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.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Genpact Limited and Maximus’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
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Genpact Limited has higher revenue and earnings than Maximus. Maximus is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Genpact Limited, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
92.3% of Genpact Limited shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 97.3% of Maximus shares are held by institutional investors. 1.4% of Genpact Limited shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 3.1% of Maximus shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Risk and Volatility
Genpact Limited has a beta of 0.53, indicating that its stock price is 47% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Maximus has a beta of 1.36, indicating that its stock price is 36% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Genpact Limited and Maximus’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Genpact Limited and Maximus, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
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Genpact Limited currently has a consensus target price of $32.29, indicating a potential upside of 6.13%. Maximus has a consensus target price of $61.50, indicating a potential downside of 6.65%. Given Genpact Limited’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Genpact Limited is more favorable than Maximus.
About Genpact Limited
Genpact Limited is engaged in providing digitally powered business process management and services. The Company is also engaged in designing, transforming and running a combination of processes, as well as providing solutions that combine elements of its service offerings. The Company’s segments include Business process outsourcing and Information technology services. The Company offers various vertical activities, which include banking and financial services, capital markets, consumer product goods services, healthcare, infrastructure and manufacturing services, insurance and life sciences. In addition to these vertical activities, it also offers analytics and research, collections and customer services, consulting and transformation services, core industry operations services, enterprise application services, finance and accounting (F&A) services, information technology (IT) infrastructure management services, and supply chain and procurement services.
MAXIMUS, Inc. provides business process services (BPS) to government health and human services agencies. The Company operates through three segments: U.S. Federal Services, Health Services and Human Services. The U.S. Federal Services segment provides BPS and program management for large government programs, independent health review and appeals services for both the United States Federal Government, and state-based programs and technology solutions for civilian federal programs. The Health Services segment provides a range of BPS, as well as related consulting services, for state, provincial and national government programs. The Human Services segment provides national, state and local human services agencies with a range of BPS and related consulting services for welfare-to-work, child support, higher education and K-12 special education programs.
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