Robert Half International (NYSE: RHI) and AMN Healthcare Services (NYSE:AMN) are both mid-cap business services companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, risk, valuation and institutional ownership.
Robert Half International pays an annual dividend of $1.12 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.0%. AMN Healthcare Services does not pay a dividend. Robert Half International pays out 43.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Robert Half International has raised its dividend for 14 consecutive years.
This table compares Robert Half International and AMN Healthcare Services’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Robert Half International||$5.27 billion||1.35||$290.58 million||$2.60||21.98|
|AMN Healthcare Services||$1.99 billion||1.39||$132.55 million||$2.56||22.70|
Robert Half International has higher revenue and earnings than AMN Healthcare Services. Robert Half International is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than AMN Healthcare Services, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Robert Half International and AMN Healthcare Services, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Robert Half International||2||3||5||0||2.30|
|AMN Healthcare Services||0||0||9||0||3.00|
Robert Half International currently has a consensus target price of $58.20, suggesting a potential upside of 1.84%. AMN Healthcare Services has a consensus target price of $57.56, suggesting a potential downside of 0.94%. Given Robert Half International’s higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Robert Half International is more favorable than AMN Healthcare Services.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
85.5% of Robert Half International shares are owned by institutional investors. 3.4% of Robert Half International 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, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Risk and Volatility
Robert Half International has a beta of 1.18, indicating that its stock price is 18% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, AMN Healthcare Services has a beta of 0.42, indicating that its stock price is 58% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Robert Half International and AMN Healthcare Services’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Robert Half International||5.52%||29.31%||17.52%|
|AMN Healthcare Services||6.67%||24.26%||10.41%|
Robert Half International beats AMN Healthcare Services on 11 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.
Robert Half International Company Profile
Robert Half International Inc. provides staffing and risk consulting services in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. The company operates through three segments: Temporary and Consultant Staffing, Permanent Placement Staffing, and Risk Consulting and Internal Audit Services. It places temporary personnel for accounting, finance, and bookkeeping; temporary and full-time office and administrative personnel consisting of executive and administrative assistants, receptionists, and customer service representatives; full-time accounting, financial, tax, and accounting operations personnel; and information technology contract consultants and full-time employees in the areas of platform systems integration to end-user technical and desktop support, including specialists in application development, networking, systems integration and deployment, database design and administration, and security and business continuity. The company also offers temporary and full-time employees in attorney, paralegal, legal administrative, and legal secretarial positions; and senior level project professionals in the accounting and finance fields for financial systems conversions, expansion into new markets, business process reengineering, business systems performance improvement, and post-merger financial consolidation. In addition, it is involved in serving professionals in the areas of interactive media, design, marketing, advertising, and public relations; and placing project consultants in various positions, such as creative directors, graphics designers, Web content developers, Web designers, media buyers, brand managers, and public relations specialists. Further, the company provides business and technology risk consulting, and internal audit services. It serves clients and employment seeking candidates. The company was founded in 1948 and is headquartered in Menlo Park, California.
AMN Healthcare Services Company Profile
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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