Reviewing Performant Financial Corporation (PFMT)’s and ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc. (NYSE:SERV)’s results

This is therefore a contrasting of the analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, earnings and valuation in Performant Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:PFMT) and ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc. (NYSE:SERV). The two are both Business Services companies that compete with one another.

Valuation and Earnings

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Performant Financial Corporation 149.23M 0.89 2.22M -0.05 0.00
ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc. 3.09B 1.75 514.00M 1.80 22.83

In table 1 we can see Performant Financial Corporation and ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc.’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Profitability

Table 2 hightlights the net margins, return on assets and return on equity of the two companies.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Performant Financial Corporation -1.49% -2.6% -1.5%
ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc. 16.63% 39.6% 9.3%

Volatility and Risk

Performant Financial Corporation has a beta of 1.32 and its 32.00% more volatile than S&P 500. ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc. has a 0.81 beta and it is 19.00% less volatile than S&P 500.

Liquidity

The current Quick Ratio of Performant Financial Corporation is 1.8 while its Current Ratio is 1.8. Meanwhile, ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc. has a Current Ratio of 1.1 while its Quick Ratio is 1.1. Performant Financial Corporation is better positioned to pay off its short-term and long-term debts than ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc.

Analyst Ratings

The following table given below contains the ratings and recommendations for Performant Financial Corporation and ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
Performant Financial Corporation 0 0 0 0.00
ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc. 0 3 2 2.40

ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc. on the other hand boasts of a $45.8 consensus price target and a 14.70% potential upside.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

Performant Financial Corporation and ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc. has shares owned by institutional investors as follows: 58.4% and 95.2%. About 1.2% of Performant Financial Corporation’s share are owned by insiders. Competitively, 0.1% are ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc.’s share owned by insiders.

Performance

In this table we provide the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
Performant Financial Corporation -12.79% -7.41% -23.08% -31.51% -17.13% -9.09%
ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc. -7.34% -5.48% 2.97% 4.38% 21.59% 19.14%

For the past year Performant Financial Corporation has -9.09% weaker performance while ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc. has 19.14% stronger performance.

Summary

On 11 of the 12 factors ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc. beats Performant Financial Corporation.

Performant Financial Corporation provides technology-enabled recovery and related analytics services in the United States. Its services help identify and recover delinquent or defaulted assets and improper payments for government and private clients in various markets. The company offers recovery services to guaranty agencies and private institutions; and audit and recovery services to identify improper healthcare payments for public and private healthcare clients. It also provides tax recovery services to state and municipal agencies, as well as financial institutions; and risk management advisory services that enable clients to proactively manage loan portfolios and reduce the incidence of defaulted loan assets over time. The company was formerly known as DCS Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to Performant Financial Corporation in 2005. Performant Financial Corporation was founded in 1976 and is headquartered in Livermore, California.

ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. provides residential and commercial services in the United States. It operates in three segments: Terminix, American Home Shield, and the Franchise Services Group. The Terminix segment offers termite and pest control services, including termite remediation, annual termite inspection and prevention treatments with damage claim guarantees, periodic pest control services, insulation services, mosquito control, crawlspace encapsulation, and wildlife exclusion. The American Home Shield segment provides home warranty plans that cover the repair or replacement of household systems and appliances, such as electrical, plumbing, central heating and air conditioning systems, water heaters, refrigerators, dishwashers, and ovens/cook tops. The Franchise Services Group segment offers disaster restoration, janitorial, residential cleaning, furniture repair, and home inspection services through franchise under the ServiceMaster Restore, ServiceMaster Clean, Merry Maids, Furniture Medic, and AmeriSpec brands. The company markets its services to homeowners and businesses through the Internet, direct mail, television and radio advertising, print advertisements, marketing partnerships, franchise network, branch operations, telemarketing, and various social media channels, as well as through various participants in the residential real estate marketplace, such as real estate brokerages, financial institutions, and insurance carriers. ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1929 and is headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee.

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