Contrasting SPAR Group (SGRP) and Its Competitors

SPAR Group (NASDAQ: SGRP) is one of 219 publicly-traded companies in the “Business services, not elsewhere classified” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare SPAR Group to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, profitability and institutional ownership.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

7.0% of SPAR Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 58.1% of shares of all “Business services, not elsewhere classified” companies are held by institutional investors. 59.6% of SPAR Group shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 15.1% of shares of all “Business services, not elsewhere classified” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk & Volatility

SPAR Group has a beta of 1.36, meaning that its stock price is 36% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, SPAR Group’s peers have a beta of 2.95, meaning that their average stock price is 195% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares SPAR Group and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
SPAR Group $230.52 million $3.37 million 6.62
SPAR Group Competitors $2.91 billion $326.42 million 76.01

SPAR Group’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than SPAR Group. SPAR Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares SPAR Group and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
SPAR Group 1.87% 12.28% 5.20%
SPAR Group Competitors -1.34% -77.12% 2.11%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for SPAR Group and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
SPAR Group 0 0 0 0 N/A
SPAR Group Competitors 1198 6022 11255 322 2.57

As a group, “Business services, not elsewhere classified” companies have a potential upside of 32.46%. Given SPAR Group’s peers higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe SPAR Group has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Summary

SPAR Group peers beat SPAR Group on 6 of the 10 factors compared.

SPAR Group Company Profile

SPAR Group, Inc. engages in the provision of merchandising and marketing services to retailers, manufacturers, and distributors. It operates through the Domestic and International segments. The Domestic segment covers services in the United States of America. The International segment offers merchandising, marketing, audit, and in-store event staffing services in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, India, Japan, Mexico, South Africa and Turkey. The company was founded by Robert G. Brown and William H. Bartels in 1967 and is headquartered in Auburn Hills, MI.

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