ServiceMaster Global Holdings (SERV) and Its Competitors Head to Head Review

ServiceMaster Global Holdings (NYSE: SERV) is one of 94 public companies in the “Business Support Services” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare ServiceMaster Global Holdings to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, dividends, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability and earnings.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares ServiceMaster Global Holdings and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
ServiceMaster Global Holdings $2.75 billion $155.00 million 26.69
ServiceMaster Global Holdings Competitors $1.27 billion $78.71 million 1,509.43

ServiceMaster Global Holdings has higher revenue and earnings than its rivals. ServiceMaster Global Holdings is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.


This table compares ServiceMaster Global Holdings and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
ServiceMaster Global Holdings 8.16% 40.22% 5.42%
ServiceMaster Global Holdings Competitors -19.12% -186.04% 1.80%

Risk and Volatility

ServiceMaster Global Holdings has a beta of 1, meaning that its share price has a similar volatility profile to the S&P 500.Comparatively, ServiceMaster Global Holdings’ rivals have a beta of 1.08, meaning that their average share price is 8% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

64.6% of shares of all “Business Support Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 1.2% of ServiceMaster Global Holdings shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 12.5% of shares of all “Business Support Services” companies are owned by 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for ServiceMaster Global Holdings and its rivals, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
ServiceMaster Global Holdings 2 2 7 0 2.45
ServiceMaster Global Holdings Competitors 529 1686 2555 63 2.45

ServiceMaster Global Holdings currently has a consensus target price of $48.45, suggesting a potential upside of 4.34%. As a group, “Business Support Services” companies have a potential upside of 7.13%. Given ServiceMaster Global Holdings’ rivals higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe ServiceMaster Global Holdings has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.


ServiceMaster Global Holdings beats its rivals on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

ServiceMaster Global Holdings Company Profile

ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. is a provider of essential residential and commercial services. The Company operates through three segments: Terminix, American Home Shield and the Franchise Services Group. Its portfolio of brands includes Terminix, American Home Shield, ServiceMaster Restore, ServiceMaster Clean, Merry Maids, Furniture Medic and AmeriSpec. The Terminix segment provides termite and pest control services in the United States. The American Home Shield segment provides home warranty plans that cover the repair or replacement of components of up to 21 household systems and appliances, including electrical, plumbing, central heating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, dishwashers and ovens/cook tops. The Franchise Services Group segment consists of the ServiceMaster Restore (disaster restoration), ServiceMaster Clean (janitorial), Merry Maids (residential cleaning), Furniture Medic (cabinet and wood furniture repair) and AmeriSpec (home inspection) businesses.

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