Contrasting of ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc. (SERV) and HMS Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:HMSY)

ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc. (NYSE:SERV) and HMS Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:HMSY) are two firms in the Business Services that compete against each other. Below is a comparison of their dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, institutional ownership, earnings and valuation.

Valuation and Earnings

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc. 1.90B 3.42 163.00M -0.20 0.00
HMS Holdings Corp. 598.29M 4.41 54.99M 0.63 53.52

Table 1 shows the top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation for ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc. and HMS Holdings Corp.


Table 2 provides the return on equity, net margins and return on assets of the two firms.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc. -8.58% 40.3% 9.4%
HMS Holdings Corp. 9.19% 8.5% 5.5%

Risk and Volatility

A 1 beta means ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc.?s volatility is 0.00% less than Standard and Poor’s 500?s volatility. In other hand, HMS Holdings Corp. has beta of 1.65 which is 65.00% more volatile than Standard and Poor’s 500.


1.1 and 1.1 are the respective Current Ratio and a Quick Ratio of ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc. Its rival HMS Holdings Corp.?s Current and Quick Ratios are 4.4 and 4.4 respectively. HMS Holdings Corp. has a better chance of clearing its pay short and long-term debts than ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc.

Analyst Recommendations

ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc. and HMS Holdings Corp. Recommendations and Ratings are available on the next table.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc. 1 3 3 2.43
HMS Holdings Corp. 0 2 2 2.50

$45.71 is ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc.?s average target price while its potential downside is -4.31%. Competitively the average target price of HMS Holdings Corp. is $37, which is potential 19.55% upside. The results from earlier shows that analysts view suggest that HMS Holdings Corp. seems more appealing than ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc. and HMS Holdings Corp. has shares owned by institutional investors as follows: 0% and 99.6%. About 0.1% of ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc.’s share are owned by insiders. Comparatively, HMS Holdings Corp. has 1.4% of it’s share owned by insiders.


In this table we provide the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc. 18.86% 18.47% 5.55% 14.79% 35.88% 25.72%
HMS Holdings Corp. -3.14% 12.07% -3.06% 5.23% 107.73% 19.48%

For the past year ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc.’s stock price has bigger growth than HMS Holdings Corp.


HMS Holdings Corp. beats on 9 of the 13 factors ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc.

ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. provides residential and commercial services in the United States. It operates in three segments: Terminix, American Home Shield, and the Franchise Services Group. The Terminix segment offers termite and pest control services, including termite remediation, annual termite inspection and prevention treatments with damage claim guarantees, periodic pest control services, insulation services, mosquito control, crawlspace encapsulation, and wildlife exclusion. The American Home Shield segment provides home warranty plans that cover the repair or replacement of household systems and appliances, such as electrical, plumbing, central heating and air conditioning systems, water heaters, refrigerators, dishwashers, and ovens/cook tops. The Franchise Services Group segment offers disaster restoration, janitorial, residential cleaning, furniture repair, and home inspection services through franchise under the ServiceMaster Restore, ServiceMaster Clean, Merry Maids, Furniture Medic, and AmeriSpec brands. The company markets its services to homeowners and businesses through the Internet, direct mail, television and radio advertising, print advertisements, marketing partnerships, franchise network, branch operations, telemarketing, and various social media channels, as well as through various participants in the residential real estate marketplace, such as real estate brokerages, financial institutions, and insurance carriers. ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1929 and is headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee.

HMS Holdings Corp., through its subsidiaries, operates in the healthcare insurance benefit cost containment market in the United States. It provides coordination of benefits services to government and commercial healthcare payers and sponsors to coordinate benefits for claims; and payment integrity services that ensure healthcare claims billed are accurate and appropriate, as well as care management and member analytics technologies. The company’s services also enable customers to recover improper payments; prevent future improper payments; reduce fraud, waste, and abuse; and ensure regulatory compliance. It serves state Medicaid programs, commercial health plans, federal government health agencies, government and private employers, child support agencies, and other healthcare payers and sponsors. HMS Holdings Corp. was founded in 1974 and is based in Irving, Texas.