Recruit (OTCMKTS:RCRRF) and AO World (OTCMKTS:AOWDF) are both business services companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership and risk.
Volatility & Risk
Recruit has a beta of 1.33, indicating that its share price is 33% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, AO World has a beta of 0.42, indicating that its share price is 58% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Recruit and AO World’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Recruit||$19.62 billion||2.54||$1.37 billion||$0.78||38.22|
|AO World||$1.06 billion||0.59||-$17.77 million||($0.04)||-33.75|
Recruit has higher revenue and earnings than AO World. AO World is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Recruit, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Recruit and AO World, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
This table compares Recruit and AO World’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Recruit beats AO World on 9 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
Recruit Company Profile
Recruit Holdings Co., Ltd. provides employment information services in Japan and internationally. It operates through HR Technology, Media & Solutions, and Staffing segments. The company operates Indeed.com, which aggregates various job listings from information found on company career pages, job search sites, and other online sources. It also operates Suumo, a real estate and housing Website; Zexy, a site providing bridal-related information on various wedding venues and dresses, jewelry and accessories, and wedding favors; Study Sapuri Shinro, a Website that offers educational information to guide high school students and their families; and Car Sensor, which provides information for purchasing or replacing a vehicle. In addition, the company operates Jalan, a site offering travel information and accommodation booking for travel in Japan; Hot Pepper Gourmet, an online booking site to search and book restaurants, read up on restaurant information, and find restaurant coupons; Hot Pepper Beauty, a domestic search and booking site for hair, relaxation, and beauty salons; AirRegi, a POS cash register app; Rikunabi, a job information site for soon-to-be graduates; Rikunabi Next, a job portal site for people looking to change jobs; Recruit Agent, an employment agency staffed with career advisors; From A Navi, a part-time job openings Website; and Townwork, a magazine that provides information on job openings in local communities. Further, it offers temporary clerical and IT staffing agency services; light industrial staffing services; staffing and human capital outsourcing services; IT and digital recruitment services specializing in contracting and permanent recruitment; and human resources services, products, and technologies to organizations and individuals. The company was founded in 1960 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.
AO World Company Profile
AO World plc, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an online retailer of domestic appliances and consumer electronics in the United Kingdom, Germany, and the Netherlands. It also provides logistics and transport services; and ancillary services, such as delivery, connection and disconnection, product protection plan commission, recycling, strategic marketing income, and third-party logistics services, as well as engages in the investment activities. The company sells its products through its Websites and third-party Websites. AO World plc was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Bolton, the United Kingdom.
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