Command Center (OTCMKTS:CCNI) and Kforce (NASDAQ:KFRC) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability and risk.
This table compares Command Center and Kforce’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Kforce pays an annual dividend of $0.72 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.0%. Command Center does not pay a dividend. Kforce pays out 31.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Command Center and Kforce’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Kforce||$1.42 billion||0.65||$57.98 million||$2.30||15.85|
Kforce has higher revenue and earnings than Command Center.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
82.3% of Kforce shares are held by institutional investors. 8.8% of Command Center shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 11.8% of Kforce shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Command Center and Kforce, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Kforce has a consensus price target of $40.00, suggesting a potential upside of 9.74%. Given Kforce’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Kforce is more favorable than Command Center.
Kforce beats Command Center on 9 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Command Center
Command Center, Inc., a staffing company, operates primarily in the manual on-demand labor segment of the staffing industry. It provides services primarily in the areas of light industrial, auto and transportation, and event services. The company serves small to mid-sized businesses in the retail, construction, warehousing, industrial/manufacturing, transportation, and hospitality industries. As of March 28, 2018, it owned and operated 67 branches in 23 states. The company was formerly known as Command Staffing, LLC and changed its name to Command Center, Inc. in November 2005. Command Center, Inc. was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Lakewood, Colorado.
Kforce Inc. provides professional staffing services and solutions in the United States and internationally. It operates through Technology (Tech), Finance and Accounting (FA), and Government Solutions (GS) segments. The Tech segment provides temporary staffing and permanent placement services to its clients primarily in the areas of information technology, such as systems/applications architecture and development, project management, enterprise data management, business intelligence, artificial intelligence, machine learning, network architecture, and security. This segment serves clients in various industries comprising financial services, communications, insurance services, and government sectors. The FA segment offers temporary staffing and permanent placement services to its clients in areas, including general accounting, business analysis, accounts payable, accounts receivable, financial analysis and reporting, taxation, budget preparation and analysis, mortgage and loan processing, cost analysis, professional administration, outsourced functional support, credit and collections, audit services, and systems and controls analysis and documentation. This segment serves clients in various industries, including financial services, healthcare, and government sectors. The GS segment provides staffing services and solutions to the Federal Government as a prime and a subcontractor. It offers integrated business solutions to its clients in areas comprising information technology infrastructure transformation, healthcare informatics, data and knowledge management and analytics, research and development, audit readiness, financial management, and accounting. Kforce Inc. was founded in 1962 and is headquartered in Tampa, Florida.
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