Analyzing ShiftPixy (PIXY) and Pagegroup (MPGPF)

Pagegroup (OTCMKTS:MPGPF) and ShiftPixy (NASDAQ:PIXY) are both business services companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, risk and dividends.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

1.8% of ShiftPixy shares are owned by institutional investors. 44.8% of ShiftPixy shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility & Risk

Pagegroup has a beta of 0.42, indicating that its share price is 58% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ShiftPixy has a beta of 1.34, indicating that its share price is 34% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Pagegroup and ShiftPixy’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Pagegroup N/A N/A N/A
ShiftPixy -45.58% -874.51% -196.03%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Pagegroup and ShiftPixy, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Pagegroup 0 0 0 0 N/A
ShiftPixy 0 0 0 0 N/A

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Pagegroup and ShiftPixy’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Pagegroup $1.77 billion 1.15 $107.07 million $0.34 18.21
ShiftPixy $20.24 million 5.33 -$7.49 million ($0.28) -13.36

Pagegroup has higher revenue and earnings than ShiftPixy. ShiftPixy is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Pagegroup, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Pagegroup beats ShiftPixy on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Pagegroup

PageGroup plc, together with its subsidiaries, provides recruitment consultancy and support services in Latin America and Asia. It offers recruitment services for executive, professional, clerical, and general staffing on a permanent, temporary, contract, and interim basis. The company provides its services under the Page Executive, Michael Page, Page Personnel, Page Outsourcing, Page Assessment, Page Consulting, and Page Talent brands. PageGroup plc also provides trading services. It serves actuarial, tax, and treasury; audit and consulting; banking and financial services; buying and merchandising; consultancy, and strategy and change; design and development; engineering and manufacturing; environment and energy; executive search; finance; health and social care, life sciences, and pharmaceutical; hospitality and leisure; human resources; insurance; legal; marketing; offshore; oil and gas, mining, and resources; procurement, supply chain, and logistics; property, construction, and facilities management; public sector and not-for-profit; retail; sales; secretarial and office support; and technology markets. The company was formerly known as Michael Page International plc and changed its name to PageGroup plc in June 2016. PageGroup plc was founded in 1976 and is based in Addlestone, the United Kingdom.

About ShiftPixy

ShiftPixy, Inc. provides employment services for businesses; and workers in shift or other part-time/temporary positions in the United States. The company primarily focuses on the restaurants, hospitality and maintenance services industries. ShiftPixy, Inc. was incorporated in 2015 and is based in Irvine, California.

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