Head-To-Head Review: AMN Healthcare Services (NYSE:AMN) vs. Kelly Services (NYSE:KELYB)

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AMN Healthcare Services (NYSE:AMN) and Kelly Services (NASDAQ:KELYB) are both medical companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares AMN Healthcare Services and Kelly Services’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
AMN Healthcare Services $2.14 billion 1.17 $141.74 million $3.29 16.27
Kelly Services $5.51 billion 0.16 $22.90 million N/A N/A

AMN Healthcare Services has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Kelly Services.

Dividends

Kelly Services pays an annual dividend of $0.30 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.3%. AMN Healthcare Services does not pay a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for AMN Healthcare Services and Kelly Services, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
AMN Healthcare Services 0 2 6 0 2.75
Kelly Services 0 0 0 0 N/A

AMN Healthcare Services presently has a consensus target price of $66.86, indicating a potential upside of 24.92%. Given AMN Healthcare Services’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe AMN Healthcare Services is more favorable than Kelly Services.

Profitability

This table compares AMN Healthcare Services and Kelly Services’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
AMN Healthcare Services 6.21% 24.75% 10.24%
Kelly Services 0.29% 7.94% 3.91%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

96.8% of AMN Healthcare Services shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.0% of Kelly Services shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.1% of AMN Healthcare Services shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 93.1% of Kelly Services shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and Risk

AMN Healthcare Services has a beta of 0.85, meaning that its share price is 15% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Kelly Services has a beta of 0.57, meaning that its share price is 43% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

AMN Healthcare Services beats Kelly Services on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

AMN Healthcare Services Company Profile

AMN Healthcare Services, Inc. provides healthcare workforce solutions and staffing services to healthcare facilities in the United States. The company operates through three segments: Nurse and Allied Solutions, Locum Tenens Solutions, and Other Workforce Solutions. The company offers travel nurse staffing under the American Mobile, Onward Healthcare, Nurses Rx, and O'Grady-Peyton brands; nurse staffing and labor disruption services, a shorter-term staffing solution under the NurseChoice brand; local, or per diem, staffing for daily shift work or on as-needed basis under the Nursefinders brand; and locum tenens staffing for specialties, clinicians, and dentists on an independent contractor basis on temporary assignments under the Staff Care and Locum Leaders brands. It also provides allied staffing services to acute-care hospitals and other healthcare facilities, such as skilled nursing facilities, rehabilitation clinics, and retail and mail-order pharmacies under the Med Travelers and Club Staffing brands; physician permanent placement services to hospitals, healthcare facilities, and physician practice groups under the Merritt Hawkins brand, as well as physician executive leadership search services; and executive and clinical leadership interim staffing, healthcare executive search, and advisory services. In addition, the company offers managed services programs; vendor management systems, including ShiftWise and Medefis technologies; recruitment process outsourcing for permanent hiring needs; workforce optimization services comprising consulting, data analytics, predictive modeling, and SaaS-based scheduling technology under the Smart Square brand; medical coding, clinical documentation improvement, case management, clinical data registry, and auditing and advisory services; and credentialing software solutions to clinicians and healthcare enterprises. AMN Healthcare Services, Inc. was founded in 1985 and is based in San Diego, California.

Kelly Services Company Profile

Kelly Services, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides workforce solutions to various industries worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Americas Staffing, Global Talent Solutions, and International Staffing. It provides trained employees for data entry, clerical, and administrative support roles across various industries; schools with instructional and non-instructional employees; support staff for seminars, sales, and trade shows; assemblers, quality control inspectors, and technicians for electronic assembly; maintenance workers, material handlers, and assemblers for light industrial works; scientists, and scientific and clinical research workforce solutions; engineering professionals across various disciplines, including aeronautical, chemical, civil/structural, electrical/instrumentation, environmental, industrial, mechanical, petroleum, pharmaceutical, quality, and telecommunications. The company also provides temporary staffing and direct-hire placement services across various disciplines, such as corporate finance departments, accounting firms, and financial institutions with various levels of financial professionals, as well as places creative talent in the spectrum of creative services positions. In addition, it provides chefs, porters, and hospitality representatives; and manual workers and semi-skilled professionals in various trade, non-trade, and operational positions. Further, the company provides centrally delivered staffing for large accounts; contingent workforce outsourcing, recruitment process outsourcing, business process outsourcing, and payroll process outsourcing services; contact center staffing solutions; and executive placement, career transition/outplacement, and talent advisory services. Kelly Services, Inc. was founded in 1946 and is headquartered in Troy, Michigan.

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