Financial Survey: Kelly Services (KELYB) vs. Corporate Resource Services (CRRSQ)

Kelly Services (NASDAQ:KELYB) and Corporate Resource Services (OTCMKTS:CRRSQ) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and risk.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Kelly Services and Corporate Resource Services, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Kelly Services 0 0 0 0 N/A
Corporate Resource Services 0 0 0 0 N/A

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Kelly Services and Corporate Resource Services’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Kelly Services $5.37 billion 0.16 $71.60 million N/A N/A
Corporate Resource Services N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Kelly Services has higher revenue and earnings than Corporate Resource Services.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.0% of Kelly Services shares are owned by institutional investors. 93.1% of Kelly Services shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 89.2% of Corporate Resource Services shares 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.

Dividends

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

Volatility & Risk

Kelly Services has a beta of 0.6, indicating that its stock price is 40% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Corporate Resource Services has a beta of 1.38, indicating that its stock price is 38% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Kelly Services and Corporate Resource Services’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Kelly Services 1.17% 7.45% 3.66%
Corporate Resource Services N/A N/A N/A

Summary

Kelly Services beats Corporate Resource Services on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

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.

About Corporate Resource Services

Corporate Resource Services, Inc. provides diversified technology, staffing, recruiting, and consulting services in the United States. It offers trained employees in the areas of insurance, information technology, accounting, legal, engineering, science, healthcare, life sciences, creative services, hospitality, retail, general business, and light industrial work. The company's staffing solutions include customized employee pre-training and testing, on-site facilities management, vendor management, risk assessment and management, market analyses, and productivity/occupational engineering studies. It provides administrative and light industrial staffing solutions; permanent and temporary professional, administrative, and clerical solutions to financial services, entertainment, media, advertising, fashion, and other companies; software and related hosting and technology services; and professional insurance industry staffing solutions for personnel in claims processing, customer services, and related fields. The company operates 250 staffing and on-site facilities. Corporate Resource Services, Inc. offers its services to various clients ranging from sole proprietorships to Fortune 1000 companies. The company is headquartered in New York, New York. On July 23, 2015, Corporate Resource Services, Inc., along with its affiliates, filed a voluntary petition for reorganization under Chapter 11 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

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