ATKINS WS GBP0.005 (OTCMKTS: WATKF) and VSE (NASDAQ:VSEC) are both business services companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation and earnings.

Dividends

VSE pays an annual dividend of $0.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.6%. ATKINS WS GBP0.005 does not pay a dividend.

Risk and Volatility

ATKINS WS GBP0.005 has a beta of -0.13, indicating that its share price is 113% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, VSE has a beta of 1.61, indicating that its share price is 61% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares ATKINS WS GBP0.005 and VSE’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
ATKINS WS GBP0.005 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
VSE $760.11 million 0.71 $39.09 million N/A N/A

VSE has higher revenue and earnings than ATKINS WS GBP0.005.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

71.5% of VSE shares are held by institutional investors. 20.9% of VSE shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares ATKINS WS GBP0.005 and VSE’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
ATKINS WS GBP0.005 N/A N/A N/A
VSE 5.25% 9.88% 4.53%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for ATKINS WS GBP0.005 and VSE, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
ATKINS WS GBP0.005 0 0 0 0 N/A
VSE 0 0 0 0 N/A

Summary

VSE beats ATKINS WS GBP0.005 on 8 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

VSE Company Profile

VSE Corporation operates as a diversified services and supply company in the United States. The company operates through three segments: Supply Chain Management Group, Aviation Group, and Federal Services Group. The Supply Chain Management Group segment offers sourcing, acquisition, scheduling, transportation, shipping, logistics, data management, and other services to assist its clients with supply chain management. This segment supplies vehicle parts and mission critical supply chain support to the United States Postal Service (USPS) vehicle fleet and commercial truck fleets; and fleet management and sustainment solutions, and managed inventory services to the Department of Defense. The Aviation Group segment provides maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services; and parts supply and distribution for general aviation jet aircraft engines and engine accessories. This segment serves corporate and private aircraft owners, regional airlines, aviation manufacturers, aviation MRO providers, cargo transporters, and agricultural clients. The Federal Services Group segment offers foreign military sales services and refurbishment services to extend and enhance the life of existing vehicles and equipment; fleet-wide ship and aircraft support; aircraft sustainment and maintenance; and foreign military sales and other technical, management, engineering, logistics, maintenance, configuration management, prototyping, technology, and field support services to the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps, U.S. Army and Army Reserve, U.S. Air Force, and other U.S. and foreign military customers. This segment also provides IT and technical and consulting services primarily to the United States Department of Defense and other government agencies. VSE Corporation was founded in 1959 and is headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia.

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