Staffing 360 Solutions (STAF) & ADECCO Grp AG/ADR (AHEXY) Head-To-Head Review

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ADECCO Grp AG/ADR (OTCMKTS: AHEXY) and Staffing 360 Solutions (NASDAQ:STAF) are both business services companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings and analyst recommendations.


This table compares ADECCO Grp AG/ADR and Staffing 360 Solutions’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
ADECCO Grp AG/ADR 3.34% 22.19% 8.00%
Staffing 360 Solutions -6.93% -536.00% -10.36%


ADECCO Grp AG/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.77 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.5%. Staffing 360 Solutions does not pay a dividend. ADECCO Grp AG/ADR pays out 29.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares ADECCO Grp AG/ADR and Staffing 360 Solutions’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
ADECCO Grp AG/ADR $26.73 billion 0.39 $890.67 million $2.63 11.51
Staffing 360 Solutions $192.65 million 0.03 -$18.49 million N/A N/A

ADECCO Grp AG/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than Staffing 360 Solutions.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.2% of ADECCO Grp AG/ADR shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 2.3% of Staffing 360 Solutions shares are owned by institutional investors. 15.1% of Staffing 360 Solutions shares are owned 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for ADECCO Grp AG/ADR and Staffing 360 Solutions, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
ADECCO Grp AG/ADR 0 1 0 0 2.00
Staffing 360 Solutions 0 0 1 0 3.00

Volatility & Risk

ADECCO Grp AG/ADR has a beta of 1.08, meaning that its stock price is 8% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Staffing 360 Solutions has a beta of 1.37, meaning that its stock price is 37% more volatile than the S&P 500.


ADECCO Grp AG/ADR beats Staffing 360 Solutions on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

ADECCO Grp AG/ADR Company Profile

Adecco Group AG, together with its subsidiaries, provides workforce solutions to businesses and organizations worldwide. The company provides temporary staffing, permanent placement, and outsourcing services for clerical and support personnel in the areas of office-based employment; and candidates for blue collar job profiles across various industrial sectors under the Adecco brand. It also offers professional staffing services in the information technology, and engineering and technical business lines primarily under the brand name of Modis; finance and legal business line under the Badenoch & Clark brand name; and medical and science business line. In addition, the company provides managed service provision and recruitment process outsourcing solutions under the brand name of Pontoon; career transition under the Lee Hecht Harrison brand name; and talent development services, such as leadership coaching, career development programs, assessment and feedback tools, and change management support under the Lee Hecht Harrison brand name. It operated approximately 5,100 branches in 60 countries and territories. The company was formerly known as Adecco S.A. Adecco Group AG was founded in 1957 and is headquartered in Opfikon, Switzerland.

Staffing 360 Solutions Company Profile

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.

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