On Assignment (ASGN) versus Its Peers Head-To-Head Contrast

On Assignment (NYSE: ASGN) is one of 23 public companies in the “Help supply services” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare On Assignment to similar businesses based on the strength of its dividends, valuation, risk, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Valuation & Earnings

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This table compares On Assignment and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
On Assignment $2.63 billion $157.67 million 26.56
On Assignment Competitors $4.22 billion $126.12 million 11.17

On Assignment’s rivals have higher revenue, but lower earnings than On Assignment. On Assignment is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for On Assignment and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
On Assignment 0 1 6 0 2.86
On Assignment Competitors 74 335 554 11 2.52

On Assignment currently has a consensus target price of $77.83, suggesting a potential downside of 3.91%. As a group, “Help supply services” companies have a potential upside of 11.86%. Given On Assignment’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe On Assignment has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Risk & Volatility

On Assignment has a beta of 1.89, indicating that its stock price is 89% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, On Assignment’s rivals have a beta of 1.18, indicating that their average stock price is 18% more volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares On Assignment and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
On Assignment 6.00% 17.42% 9.11%
On Assignment Competitors 1.97% 16.27% 6.03%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

94.0% of On Assignment shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.2% of shares of all “Help supply services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 5.4% of On Assignment shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 20.3% of shares of all “Help supply services” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


On Assignment beats its rivals on 9 of the 13 factors compared.

On Assignment Company Profile

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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