Staffing 360 Solutions (STAF) versus Kelly Services (KELYB) Critical Survey

Staffing 360 Solutions (NASDAQ:STAF) and Kelly Services (NASDAQ:KELYB) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability and risk.

Dividends

Kelly Services pays an annual dividend of $0.30 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.3%. Staffing 360 Solutions does not pay a dividend. Kelly Services has increased its dividend for 2 consecutive years.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Staffing 360 Solutions and Kelly Services’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Staffing 360 Solutions $192.65 million 0.04 -$18.49 million N/A N/A
Kelly Services $5.37 billion 0.16 $71.60 million N/A N/A

Kelly Services has higher revenue and earnings than Staffing 360 Solutions.

Volatility and Risk

Staffing 360 Solutions has a beta of 1.99, indicating that its stock price is 99% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Kelly Services has a beta of 0.6, indicating that its stock price is 40% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for Staffing 360 Solutions and Kelly Services, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Staffing 360 Solutions 0 0 1 0 3.00
Kelly Services 0 0 0 0 N/A

Insider and Institutional Ownership

1.5% of Staffing 360 Solutions shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.0% of Kelly Services shares are owned by institutional investors. 15.1% of Staffing 360 Solutions shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 93.1% of Kelly Services shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Staffing 360 Solutions and Kelly Services’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Staffing 360 Solutions -5.04% N/A -12.51%
Kelly Services 1.17% 7.45% 3.66%

Summary

Kelly Services beats Staffing 360 Solutions on 9 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Staffing 360 Solutions

Staffing 360 Solutions, Inc., a staffing company, engages in the acquisition of staffing companies in the United States and the United Kingdom. The company operates through three segments: Commercial – US, Professional – US, and Professional – UK. It focuses primarily on the staffing companies supporting accounting and finance, information technology, engineering, administration, and commercial disciplines. The company, through its subsidiaries, offers temporary contractors; and permanent placement services. The company was formerly known as Golden Fork Corporation and changed its name to Staffing 360 Solutions, Inc. in April 2012. Staffing 360 Solutions, Inc. was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

About Kelly Services

Kelly Services, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides workforce solutions to various industries worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Americas Staffing, Global Talent Solutions (GTS), and International Staffing. It provides trained employees for data entry, clerical, and administrative support roles across various industries; schools with instructional and non-instructional employees; support staff for seminars, sales, and trade shows; assemblers, quality control inspectors, and technicians for electronic assembly; maintenance workers, material handlers, and assemblers for light industrial works; scientists, and scientific and clinical research workforce solutions; engineering professionals across various disciplines, including aeronautical, chemical, civil/structural, electrical/instrumentation, environmental, industrial, mechanical, petroleum, pharmaceutical, quality, and telecommunications. The company also provides IT specialists across various disciplines; creative talent in the spectrum of creative services positions; corporate finance departments, accounting firms, and financial institutions with various levels of financial professionals; and legal professionals, including attorneys, paralegals, contract administrators, compliance specialists, and legal administrators. In addition, it provides chefs, porters, and hospitality representatives; and manual workers and semi-skilled professionals in various trade, non-trade, and operational positions. Further, the company provides centrally delivered staffing for large accounts; contingent workforce outsourcing, recruitment process outsourcing, business process outsourcing, and payroll process outsourcing services; contact center staffing solutions; and legal managed services, as well as executive placement, career transition/outplacement, and talent advisory services. Kelly Services, Inc. was founded in 1946 and is headquartered in Troy, Michigan.

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