Comparison of Spherix Incorporated (SPEX) and ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc. (NYSE:SERV)

As Business Services businesses, Spherix Incorporated (NASDAQ:SPEX) and ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc. (NYSE:SERV), are affected by compare. This especially applies to their profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, earnings and valuation.

Valuation and Earnings

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Spherix Incorporated N/A 23.18 4.76M -0.65 0.00
ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc. 3.09B 1.76 514.00M 1.80 22.83

Table 1 shows the gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation for Spherix Incorporated and ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc.

Profitability

Table 2 demonstrates the return on equity, return on assets and net margins of Spherix Incorporated and ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Spherix Incorporated 0.00% -68.3% -52%
ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc. 16.63% 39.6% 9.3%

Risk & Volatility

A beta of -0.23 shows that Spherix Incorporated is 123.00% less volatile than Standard & Poor’s 500. Competitively, ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc.’s beta is 0.81 which is 19.00% less volatile than Standard & Poor’s 500.

Liquidity

The Current Ratio and Quick Ratio of Spherix Incorporated are 2.9 and 2.9 respectively. Its competitor ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc.’s Current Ratio is 1.1 and its Quick Ratio is 1.1. Spherix Incorporated can pay off short and long-term obligations better than ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc.

Analyst Recommendations

Ratings and Recommendations for Spherix Incorporated and ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc. can be find in next table.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
Spherix Incorporated 0 0 0 0.00
ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc. 0 3 2 2.40

Competitively the consensus price target of ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc. is $45.8, which is potential 14.27% upside.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

Institutional investors owned 4% of Spherix Incorporated shares and 95.2% of ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc. shares. About 1% of Spherix Incorporated’s share are owned by insiders. Insiders Competitively, owned 0.1% of ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc. shares.

Performance

Here are the Week, Month, Quarter, Half Year, Year and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
Spherix Incorporated -3.55% -8.98% -22.23% -25.83% -38.38% -42.79%
ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc. -7.34% -5.48% 2.97% 4.38% 21.59% 19.14%

For the past year Spherix Incorporated had bearish trend while ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc. had bullish trend.

Summary

ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc. beats on 9 of the 11 factors Spherix Incorporated.

Spherix Incorporated, an intellectual property company, owns, develops, acquires, and monetizes patented and unpatented intellectual properties. The company owns approximately 290 patents and patent applications. Its patent portfolio includes the U.S. and foreign patents and pending patent applications in the wireless communications and telecommunication sectors, including data, optical and voice technology, antenna technology, Wi-Fi, base station functionality, and cellular. Spherix Incorporated was founded in 1967 and is based in New York, New York.

ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. provides residential and commercial services in the United States. It operates in three segments: Terminix, American Home Shield, and the Franchise Services Group. The Terminix segment offers termite and pest control services, including termite remediation, annual termite inspection and prevention treatments with damage claim guarantees, periodic pest control services, insulation services, mosquito control, crawlspace encapsulation, and wildlife exclusion. The American Home Shield segment provides home warranty plans that cover the repair or replacement of household systems and appliances, such as electrical, plumbing, central heating and air conditioning systems, water heaters, refrigerators, dishwashers, and ovens/cook tops. The Franchise Services Group segment offers disaster restoration, janitorial, residential cleaning, furniture repair, and home inspection services through franchise under the ServiceMaster Restore, ServiceMaster Clean, Merry Maids, Furniture Medic, and AmeriSpec brands. The company markets its services to homeowners and businesses through the Internet, direct mail, television and radio advertising, print advertisements, marketing partnerships, franchise network, branch operations, telemarketing, and various social media channels, as well as through various participants in the residential real estate marketplace, such as real estate brokerages, financial institutions, and insurance carriers. ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1929 and is headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee.

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