ServiceMaster (SERV) and Evolent Health (EVH) Critical Survey

ServiceMaster (NYSE: SERV) and Evolent Health (NYSE:EVH) are both construction companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations and valuation.


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This table compares ServiceMaster and Evolent Health’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
ServiceMaster 17.51% 33.21% 5.14%
Evolent Health -14.05% -3.51% -2.79%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for ServiceMaster and Evolent Health, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
ServiceMaster 0 2 9 0 2.82
Evolent Health 0 0 12 0 3.00

ServiceMaster currently has a consensus price target of $53.10, suggesting a potential upside of 4.96%. Evolent Health has a consensus price target of $25.33, suggesting a potential upside of 62.39%. Given Evolent Health’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Evolent Health is more favorable than ServiceMaster.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares ServiceMaster and Evolent Health’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
ServiceMaster $2.91 billion 2.35 $510.00 million $2.11 23.98
Evolent Health $434.95 million 2.78 -$60.66 million ($0.70) -22.29

ServiceMaster has higher revenue and earnings than Evolent Health. Evolent Health is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than ServiceMaster, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Volatility and Risk

ServiceMaster has a beta of 0.95, suggesting that its share price is 5% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Evolent Health has a beta of 1.07, suggesting that its share price is 7% more volatile than the S&P 500.


ServiceMaster beats Evolent Health on 7 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About ServiceMaster

ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. is a provider of essential residential and commercial services. The Company operates through three segments: Terminix, American Home Shield and the Franchise Services Group. Its portfolio of brands includes Terminix, American Home Shield, ServiceMaster Restore, ServiceMaster Clean, Merry Maids, Furniture Medic and AmeriSpec. The Terminix segment provides termite and pest control services in the United States. The American Home Shield segment provides home warranty plans that cover the repair or replacement of components of up to 21 household systems and appliances, including electrical, plumbing, central heating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, dishwashers and ovens/cook tops. The Franchise Services Group segment consists of the ServiceMaster Restore (disaster restoration), ServiceMaster Clean (janitorial), Merry Maids (residential cleaning), Furniture Medic (cabinet and wood furniture repair) and AmeriSpec (home inspection) businesses.

About Evolent Health

Evolent Health, Inc., through its subsidiary, Evolent Health LLC, provides health care delivery and payment solutions in the United States. The company operates as a managed services firm that supports health systems and physician organizations in migration toward value-based care and population health management. Its services include providing customers with a population management platform, integrated data and analytics capabilities, pharmacy benefit management services, and comprehensive health plan administration services. Evolent Health, Inc. was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia.

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