Insperity (NYSE: NSP) and AMN Healthcare Services (NYSE:AMN) are both mid-cap business services companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk and valuation.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Insperity and AMN Healthcare Services’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Insperity||$3.30 billion||0.97||$84.40 million||$2.04||37.65|
|AMN Healthcare Services||$1.99 billion||1.61||$132.55 million||$2.56||26.21|
This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Insperity and AMN Healthcare Services, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|AMN Healthcare Services||0||0||9||0||3.00|
Insperity currently has a consensus target price of $60.67, suggesting a potential downside of 21.01%. AMN Healthcare Services has a consensus target price of $64.33, suggesting a potential downside of 4.12%. Given AMN Healthcare Services’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe AMN Healthcare Services is more favorable than Insperity.
Insperity pays an annual dividend of $0.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. AMN Healthcare Services does not pay a dividend. Insperity pays out 39.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Insperity has raised its dividend for 6 consecutive years.
Volatility & Risk
Insperity has a beta of 0.85, meaning that its share price is 15% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, AMN Healthcare Services has a beta of 0.42, meaning that its share price is 58% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Insperity and AMN Healthcare Services’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|AMN Healthcare Services||6.67%||24.26%||10.41%|
Institutional and Insider Ownership
83.5% of Insperity shares are owned by institutional investors. 27.5% of Insperity shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 2.2% of AMN Healthcare Services shares are owned 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.
AMN Healthcare Services beats Insperity on 9 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.
Insperity, Inc. provides human resources (HR) and business solutions to enhance business performance for small and medium-sized businesses in the United States. The company offers its HR services through its Workforce Optimization and Workforce Synchronization solutions, which encompasses a range of human resources functions comprising payroll and employment administration, employee benefits, workers' compensation, government compliance, performance management and training, and development services. It also provides Insperity Premier, a cloud-based human capital management platform that provides professional employer organization HR outsourcing solutions to its clients and worksite employees; and Workforce Administration solution that offers human capital management and payroll services. In addition, the company offers other business performance solutions consisting of human capital management, payroll services, time and attendance, performance management, organizational planning, recruiting services, employment screening and expense management services, retirement services, and insurance services via desktop applications and cloud-based delivery models. The company was formerly known as Administaff, Inc. and changed its name to Insperity, Inc. in March 2011. Insperity, Inc. was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Kingwood, Texas.
About AMN Healthcare Services
AMN Healthcare Services, Inc. provides healthcare workforce solutions and staffing services at acute and sub-acute care hospitals and other healthcare facilities throughout the United States. The Company’s segments include nurse and allied solutions, locum tenens solutions and other workforce solutions. Through its suite of solutions, the Company provides technology, analytics and services to build and manage all or a portion of its clients’ healthcare workforce needs, from nurses, doctors and allied health professionals to healthcare leaders and executives. It offers managed services programs, vendor management systems, predictive analytics, workforce optimization consulting, recruitment process outsourcing, interim and executive leadership, and remote medical coding. It offers various services, including travel nurse staffing; local, or per diem, staffing; locum tenens staffing; allied staffing; physician permanent placement services, and health information management.
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