Lifelock (LOCK) vs. ServiceMaster Global Holdings (SERV) Head to Head Review – Week Herald

Posted: August 31, 2017 at 6:41 am


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Lifelock (NYSE: LOCK) and ServiceMaster Global Holdings (NYSE:SERV) are both mid-cap industrials companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.

Valuation and Earnings

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

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

Volatility & Risk

Lifelock has a beta of 1.34, indicating that its stock price is 34% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ServiceMaster Global Holdings has a beta of 1.05, indicating that its stock price is 5% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Lifelock and ServiceMaster Global Holdings, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Lifelock currently has a consensus target price of $24.00, indicating a potential upside of 0.04%. ServiceMaster Global Holdings has a consensus target price of $43.57, indicating a potential downside of 5.05%. Given Lifelocks higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Lifelock is more favorable than ServiceMaster Global Holdings.

Profitability

This table compares Lifelock and ServiceMaster Global Holdings net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

88.8% of Lifelock shares are held by institutional investors. 13.9% of Lifelock shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 1.2% of ServiceMaster Global Holdings shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Lifelock beats ServiceMaster Global Holdings on 7 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Lifelock Company Profile

LifeLock, Inc. provides proactive identity theft protection services for consumers and consumer risk management services for enterprises. The Company monitors certain identity-related events, such as new account openings and credit-related applications. It operates in two segments: consumer segment and an enterprise segment. The Companys LifeLock ecosystem combines data repositories of personally identifiable information and consumer transactions, predictive analytics and a technology platform. It applies predictive analytics to the data in its repositories to provide its members and enterprise customers actionable intelligence that helps protect against identity theft and identity fraud. It offers its consumer services on a monthly or annual subscription basis. It provides consumer risk management services, including delivering its on-demand identity risk, identity-authentication and credit information about consumers to its enterprise customers in the daily transaction flows.

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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