Head to Head Contrast: Carriage Services (NYSE:CSV) vs. Boyd Group Services (NYSE:BYDGF)

Carriage Services (NYSE:CSV) and Boyd Group Services (OTCMKTS:BYDGF) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and profitability.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

75.4% of Carriage Services shares are held by institutional investors. 11.8% of Carriage Services shares are held 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.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Carriage Services and Boyd Group Services’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Carriage Services $274.11 million 1.15 $14.53 million $1.20 14.72
Boyd Group Services N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Carriage Services has higher revenue and earnings than Boyd Group Services.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Carriage Services and Boyd Group Services, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Carriage Services 0 0 2 0 3.00
Boyd Group Services 0 0 3 0 3.00

Carriage Services presently has a consensus price target of $30.00, suggesting a potential upside of 69.88%. Boyd Group Services has a consensus price target of $222.33, suggesting a potential upside of 50.46%. Given Carriage Services’ higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Carriage Services is more favorable than Boyd Group Services.


This table compares Carriage Services and Boyd Group Services’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Carriage Services 1.35% 9.71% 2.10%
Boyd Group Services N/A N/A N/A


Carriage Services beats Boyd Group Services on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Carriage Services

Carriage Services, Inc. provides funeral and cemetery services, and merchandise in the United States. It operates through two segments, Funeral Home Operations and Cemetery Operations. The Funeral Home Operations segment offers burial, cremation, and consultation services; removes and prepares remains; sells caskets, urns, and related funeral merchandise; and enables the use of funeral home facilities for visitation, remembrance, and transportation services. The Cemetery Operations segment provides products and services, such as interment services; the rights to interment in cemetery sites comprising grave sites, mausoleum crypts, and niches; and related cemetery merchandise, including memorials and vaults. As of December 31, 2018, the company operated 182 funeral homes in 29 states; and 29 cemeteries in 11 states. Carriage Services, Inc. was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

About Boyd Group Services

Boyd Group Services Inc. operates non-franchised collision repair centers in North America. The company operates its locations under the Boyd Autobody & Glass and Assured Automotive names in Canada; and Gerber Collision & Glass name in the United States. It also operates as a retail auto glass operator under the Gerber Collision & Glass, Glass America, Auto Glass Services, Auto Glass Authority, and Autoglassonly.com names in the United States. In addition, the company operates a third party administrator, Gerber National Claims Services that offers glass, emergency roadside, and first notice of loss services. Boyd Group Services Inc. was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in Winnipeg, Canada.

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