Contrasting Mistras Group (MG) & Servicemaster Global (SERV)

Mistras Group (NYSE: MG) and Servicemaster Global (NYSE:SERV) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Mistras Group and Servicemaster Global’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Mistras Group $719.18 million 0.88 $24.65 million $0.14 160.65
Servicemaster Global $2.75 billion 2.61 $155.00 million $1.73 30.65

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

Insider and Institutional Ownership

62.0% of Mistras Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 100.0% of Servicemaster Global shares are held by institutional investors. 44.7% of Mistras Group shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 1.2% of Servicemaster Global shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Mistras Group and Servicemaster Global, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Mistras Group 1 6 1 0 2.00
Servicemaster Global 2 2 7 0 2.45

Mistras Group presently has a consensus price target of $34.57, indicating a potential upside of 53.72%. Servicemaster Global has a consensus price target of $49.27, indicating a potential downside of 7.09%. Given Mistras Group’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Mistras Group is more favorable than Servicemaster Global.

Volatility and Risk

Mistras Group has a beta of 1.19, suggesting that its stock price is 19% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Servicemaster Global has a beta of 1, suggesting that its stock price has a similar volatility profile to the S&P 500.


This table compares Mistras Group and Servicemaster Global’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Mistras Group 0.68% 6.16% 3.48%
Servicemaster Global 10.04% 40.29% 5.74%


Servicemaster Global beats Mistras Group on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Mistras Group

Mistras Group, Inc. offers asset protection solutions and is a provider of technology-enabled asset protection solutions used to evaluate the structural integrity and reliability of critical energy, industrial and public infrastructure. The Company’s segments are Services segment, which provides asset protection solutions in North America with concentration on the United States along with a Canadian services business, consisting of non-destructive testing, and inspection and engineering services that are used to evaluate structural integrity and reliability of critical energy, industrial and public infrastructure; International segment, which offers services, products and systems similar to those of its Services and Products and Systems segments to markets in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and South America, and Products and Systems segment, which designs, manufactures, sells, installs and services asset protection products and systems, including equipment and instrumentation.

About Servicemaster Global

ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. is a provider of essential residential and commercial services. The Company operates through three segments: Terminix, American Home Shield and the Franchise Services Group. Its portfolio of brands includes Terminix, American Home Shield, ServiceMaster Restore, ServiceMaster Clean, Merry Maids, Furniture Medic and AmeriSpec. The Terminix segment provides termite and pest control services in the United States. The American Home Shield segment provides home warranty plans that cover the repair or replacement of components of up to 21 household systems and appliances, including electrical, plumbing, central heating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, dishwashers and ovens/cook tops. The Franchise Services Group segment consists of the ServiceMaster Restore (disaster restoration), ServiceMaster Clean (janitorial), Merry Maids (residential cleaning), Furniture Medic (cabinet and wood furniture repair) and AmeriSpec (home inspection) businesses.

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