Reviewing TMS International Corp. (TMS) & G&K Services (GK)

TMS International Corp. (NYSE: TMS) and G&K Services (NASDAQ:GK) are both industrials companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitabiliy, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares TMS International Corp. and G&K Services’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
TMS International Corp. N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
G&K Services N/A N/A N/A $2.85 34.21

Institutional and Insider Ownership

88.6% of G&K Services shares are held by institutional investors. 3.7% of G&K Services shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

G&K Services pays an annual dividend of $1.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. TMS International Corp. does not pay a dividend. G&K Services pays out 54.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares TMS International Corp. and G&K Services’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
TMS International Corp. N/A N/A N/A
G&K Services 3.79% 9.12% 4.03%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for TMS International Corp. and G&K Services, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
TMS International Corp. 0 0 0 0 N/A
G&K Services 0 2 1 0 2.33

G&K Services has a consensus price target of $104.00, suggesting a potential upside of 6.68%. Given G&K Services’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe G&K Services is more favorable than TMS International Corp..

Summary

G&K Services beats TMS International Corp. on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

TMS International Corp. Company Profile

TMS International Corp. (TMS), formerly Metal Services Acquisition Corp., is a provider of outsourced industrial services to steel mills in North America. The Company provides a range of services through two segments: Mill Services Group and Raw Material and Optimization Group. The Mill Services Group segment includes scrap management and preparation; semi-finished and finished material handling; metal recovery and slag handling, processing and sales, and surface conditioning. The Raw Material and Optimization Group segment include raw materials procurement and logistics, and software-based raw materials cost optimization. The Company is a holding company controlled by Onex, and it operates through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, including its primary operating company Tube City IMS, LLC. It operates at 74 customer sites in nine countries across North America, Europe and Latin America, and its global raw materials procurement network spans five continents.

G&K Services Company Profile

G&K Services, Inc. is a service-focused provider of branded uniform and facility services programs. The Company provides a range of workwear and protective safety apparel through rental and direct purchase programs. The Company also supplies various facility products and services, including floor mats, towels, mops, restroom hygiene products, and first aid supplies. It also manufactures certain work apparel garments that are used to support its garment rental and direct purchase programs. It operates in two segments: United States (includes the Dominican Republic) and Canada. The Company operated from approximately 160 locations, as of July 2, 2016. The Company serves a diverse base of customer locations in various industries, including automotive, warehousing, distribution, transportation, energy, manufacturing, food processing, retail, restaurants, construction and trades, hospitality, government, healthcare and others.

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