Critical Survey: Everi Holdings (EVRI) and CBIZ (CBZ)

Everi Holdings (NYSE: EVRI) and CBIZ (NYSE:CBZ) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability and risk.

Volatility and Risk

Everi Holdings has a beta of 1.05, indicating that its share price is 5% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CBIZ has a beta of 0.9, indicating that its share price is 10% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Everi Holdings and CBIZ’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Everi Holdings -26.95% -16,159.62% -16.89%
CBIZ 5.54% 9.42% 4.22%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Everi Holdings and CBIZ, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Everi Holdings 0 0 3 0 3.00
CBIZ 0 0 0 0 N/A

Everi Holdings presently has a consensus price target of $7.00, suggesting a potential downside of 15.25%. Given Everi Holdings’ higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Everi Holdings is more favorable than CBIZ.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Everi Holdings and CBIZ’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Everi Holdings $919.45 million 0.60 $200.09 million ($3.75) -2.20
CBIZ $831.05 million 1.10 $91.52 million $0.83 20.24

Everi Holdings has higher revenue and earnings than CBIZ. Everi Holdings is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than CBIZ, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

85.4% of Everi Holdings shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 85.6% of CBIZ shares are held by institutional investors. 4.5% of Everi Holdings shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 6.9% of CBIZ shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

CBIZ beats Everi Holdings on 7 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Everi Holdings

Everi Holdings Inc. is a holding company. The Company operates through subsidiaries, including Everi Games Holding Inc. (Everi Games Holding) and Everi Payments Inc. (Everi Payments or Payments). The Company operates through two segments: Games and Payments. The Company provides video and mechanical reel gaming content and technology solutions, integrated gaming payments solutions, and compliance and efficiency software. Its games segment provides solutions directly to gaming establishments to offer its patrons gaming entertainment related experiences. The Payments segment provides solutions directly to gaming establishments to offer their patrons cash access related services and products, including access to cash at gaming facilities through automatic teller machine (ATM) cash withdrawals, credit card cash access transactions and point of sale debit card transactions.

About CBIZ

CBIZ, Inc. (CBIZ) is engaged in the professional services business. The Company operates its professional services business through acquiring and integrating accounting and financial service providers, group health benefits consulting firms, property and casualty brokerage firms, payroll service providers, and valuation and other service firms throughout the United States. Its segments include Financial Services, Benefits and Insurance Services, National Practices, and Corporate and Other. The Financial Services group includes accounting and tax, government healthcare consulting, financial advisory, valuation, and risk and advisory services. The Benefits and Insurance Services group includes group health benefits consulting, payroll, property and casualty, and retirement plan services. The National Practices segment includes managed networking and hardware services, and healthcare consulting.

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