PHI Group (OTCMKTS:PHIL) and Sodexo (OTCMKTS:SDXAY) are both multi-sector conglomerates companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings and institutional ownership.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for PHI Group and Sodexo, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
PHI Group 0 0 0 0 N/A
Sodexo 1 1 0 0 1.50

Profitability

This table compares PHI Group and Sodexo’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
PHI Group -120.94% -65.87% -10.06%
Sodexo N/A N/A N/A

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.1% of Sodexo shares are owned by institutional investors. 32.0% of PHI Group shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 1.0% of Sodexo shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Sodexo pays an annual dividend of $0.55 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.6%. PHI Group does not pay a dividend. Sodexo pays out 9.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Volatility and Risk

PHI Group has a beta of 6.24, indicating that its share price is 524% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Sodexo has a beta of 0.67, indicating that its share price is 33% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares PHI Group and Sodexo’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
PHI Group $1.67 million 0.43 -$2.02 million N/A N/A
Sodexo $24.32 billion 0.64 $793.68 million $5.55 3.81

Sodexo has higher revenue and earnings than PHI Group.

Summary

Sodexo beats PHI Group on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About PHI Group

PHI Group Inc., through its subsidiary, PHI Capital Holdings, Inc., provides merger and acquisition advisory, consulting, project financing, and capital market services to clients in North America and Asia. The company was formerly known as Providential Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to PHI Group, Inc. in April 2009. PHI Group Inc. was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada.

About Sodexo

Sodexo S.A. develops, manages, and delivers on-site services, benefits and rewards services, and personal and home services worldwide. The company offers various on-site services, including construction, reception, medical equipment sterilization, cleaning, food, event management, and prisoner rehabilitation services to corporates, governments, healthcare and seniors, universities, schools, energy and resources, and sports and leisure customers. It also provides benefits and rewards services, which comprise employee benefits, incentive and recognition programs, expense management, public benefits, and gift cards and boxes. In addition, the company offers concierge services; and in-home care services comprising assistance with eating, bathing, walking, and housecleaning, as well as helps in maintaining social contact and relationships. Further, it provides grocery shopping, going to work, and a doctor's appointment services; and operates child day-care centers. The company was formerly known as Sodexho Alliance and changed its name to Sodexo S.A. in 2008. Sodexo S.A. was founded in 1966 and is headquartered in Issy-les-Moulineaux, France.

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