Contrasting Staffing 360 Solutions (NASDAQ:STAF) & Corporate Resource Services (NASDAQ:CRRSQ)

Staffing 360 Solutions (NASDAQ:STAF) and Corporate Resource Services (OTCMKTS:CRRSQ) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares Staffing 360 Solutions and Corporate Resource Services’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Staffing 360 Solutions -1.58% -87.92% -2.28%
Corporate Resource Services N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Staffing 360 Solutions and Corporate Resource Services, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Staffing 360 Solutions 0 0 0 0 N/A
Corporate Resource Services 0 0 0 0 N/A

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Staffing 360 Solutions and Corporate Resource Services’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Staffing 360 Solutions $260.93 million 0.02 -$6.50 million ($0.43) -1.60
Corporate Resource Services N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Corporate Resource Services has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Staffing 360 Solutions.

Dividends

Staffing 360 Solutions pays an annual dividend of $0.04 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.8%. Corporate Resource Services does not pay a dividend. Staffing 360 Solutions pays out -9.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Volatility & Risk

Staffing 360 Solutions has a beta of 1.68, indicating that its stock price is 68% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Corporate Resource Services has a beta of 2.74, indicating that its stock price is 174% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

2.5% of Staffing 360 Solutions shares are held by institutional investors. 6.6% of Staffing 360 Solutions shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 89.2% of Corporate Resource Services shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Corporate Resource Services beats Staffing 360 Solutions on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Staffing 360 Solutions

Staffing 360 Solutions, Inc., a staffing company, engages in the acquisition of staffing companies in the United States and the United Kingdom. The company operates through three segments: Commercial – US, Professional – US, and Professional – UK. It focuses primarily on the staffing companies supporting accounting and finance, information technology, engineering, administration, and commercial disciplines. The company, through its subsidiaries, offers temporary contractors; and permanent placement services. The company was formerly known as Golden Fork Corporation and changed its name to Staffing 360 Solutions, Inc. in April 2012. Staffing 360 Solutions, Inc. was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

About Corporate Resource Services

Corporate Resource Services, Inc. provides diversified technology, staffing, recruiting, and consulting services in the United States. It offers trained employees in the areas of insurance, information technology, accounting, legal, engineering, science, healthcare, life sciences, creative services, hospitality, retail, general business, and light industrial work. The company's staffing solutions include customized employee pre-training and testing, on-site facilities management, vendor management, risk assessment and management, market analyses, and productivity/occupational engineering studies. It provides administrative and light industrial staffing solutions; permanent and temporary professional, administrative, and clerical solutions to financial services, entertainment, media, advertising, fashion, and other companies; software and related hosting and technology services; and professional insurance industry staffing solutions for personnel in claims processing, customer services, and related fields. The company operates 250 staffing and on-site facilities. Corporate Resource Services, Inc. offers its services to various clients ranging from sole proprietorships to Fortune 1000 companies. The company is headquartered in New York, New York. On July 23, 2015, Corporate Resource Services, Inc., along with its affiliates, filed a voluntary petition for reorganization under Chapter 11 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

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