Comparison of ASGN Incorporated (ASGN) and TrueBlue Inc. (NYSE:TBI)

ASGN Incorporated (NYSE:ASGN) and TrueBlue Inc. (NYSE:TBI), both competing one another are Staffing & Outsourcing Services companies. We will compare their risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings and valuation.

Valuation & Earnings

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
ASGN Incorporated 3.64B 0.83 163.68M 2.98 21.41
TrueBlue Inc. 2.50B 0.37 65.28M 1.63 14.12

Demonstrates ASGN Incorporated and TrueBlue Inc. earnings per share, gross revenue and valuation. TrueBlue Inc. is observed to has lower revenue and earnings than ASGN Incorporated. The company with the higher price-to-earnings out of the two companies is considered for more expensive of the two firms presently. ASGN Incorporated is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than TrueBlue Inc., indicating that it is presently more expensive of the two stocks.


Table 2 shows us ASGN Incorporated and TrueBlue Inc.’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
ASGN Incorporated 4.50% 15.6% 7.3%
TrueBlue Inc. 2.61% 11.4% 5.9%

Volatility & Risk

A 1.97 beta indicates that ASGN Incorporated is 97.00% more volatile compared to S&P 500. Competitively, TrueBlue Inc.’s beta is 1.68 which is 68.00% more volatile than S&P 500.


The Current Ratio of ASGN Incorporated is 2.2 while its Quick Ratio stands at 2.2. The Current Ratio of rival TrueBlue Inc. is 1.9 and its Quick Ratio is has 1.9. ASGN Incorporated is better equipped to clear short and long-term obligations than TrueBlue Inc.

Analyst Ratings

The following table given below contains the ratings and recommendations for ASGN Incorporated and TrueBlue Inc.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
ASGN Incorporated 0 0 1 3.00
TrueBlue Inc. 0 1 0 2.00

ASGN Incorporated’s upside potential currently stands at 22.14% and an $70 consensus target price. Meanwhile, TrueBlue Inc.’s consensus target price is $25.5, while its potential upside is 8.42%. Based on the data given earlier, ASGN Incorporated is looking more favorable than TrueBlue Inc., analysts belief.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

The shares of both ASGN Incorporated and TrueBlue Inc. are owned by institutional investors at 97.2% and 98.6% respectively. Insiders owned 1.4% of ASGN Incorporated shares. Comparatively, 1.6% are TrueBlue Inc.’s share owned by insiders.


In this table we provide the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
ASGN Incorporated -4.52% 1.27% -8.1% -30.51% -17.13% 17.05%
TrueBlue Inc. -2.87% -5.62% -8.69% -21.7% -12.97% 3.46%

For the past year ASGN Incorporated’s stock price has bigger growth than TrueBlue Inc.


ASGN Incorporated beats TrueBlue Inc. on 16 of the 15 factors.

ASGN Incorporated provides IT and professional services in the technology, digital, creative, healthcare technology, engineering, life sciences, and government sectors in the United States, Europe, and Canada. The company's Apex segment offers technical, digital, and creative and scientific professionals for contract, contract-to-hire, and permanent placement positions to Fortune 1000 and mid-market clients; IT staffing and consulting services comprising IT infrastructure, application development, project management, and healthcare IT professionals; and creative, marketing, advertising, and digital professionals. It also provides scientific, engineering, and clinical research staffing and services for temporary and permanent assignments, such as chemists, clinical research associates, clinical lab assistants, engineers, biologists, biochemists, microbiologists, molecular biologists, biostatisticians, drug safety specialists, SAS programmers, medical writers, food scientists, regulatory affairs specialists, lab assistants, and other skilled professionals. This segment serves companies from various industries, as well as advertising agencies and company marketing departments. Its Oxford segment recruits and delivers experienced IT, engineering, and regulatory and compliance consultants to clients for temporary assignments and project engagements; provides permanent placements in technology, engineering, sales, executive, financial, accounting, scientific, legal, and operations positions; and offers locally-based contract and permanent life science professionals to clients with research and development projects. The company's ECS segment delivers solutions in cloud, cybersecurity, software development, IT modernization, and science and engineering. The company was formerly known as On Assignment, Inc. and changed its name to ASGN Incorporated in April 2018. The company was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Calabasas, California.

TrueBlue, Inc. provides contingent staffing, recruitment process outsourcing, and contingent staffing management services in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. It operates through three segments: PeopleReady, PeopleManagement, and PeopleScout. The PeopleReady segment offers a range of staffing solutions for blue-collar, contingent on-demand, and skilled labor in retail, manufacturing, warehousing, logistics, energy, construction, hospitality, and other industries under Labor Ready, CLP Resources, and Spartan Staffing brand names. The PeopleManagement segment provides contingent labor and outsourced industrial workforce solutions. It offers outsourced recruitment and on-premise management services, temporary skilled mechanics and technicians for the aviation and transportation industries, and temporary and dedicated drivers for the transportation and distribution industries under Staff Management, SIMOS Insourcing Solutions, PlaneTechs, and Centerline Drivers brand names. The PeopleScout segment provides permanent employee recruitment process outsourcing services; and offers managed service provider, which manages the customers' contingent labor programs comprising selection, performance management, compliance monitoring, and risk management. The company serves small and medium-sized businesses, as well as customers in the construction, energy, manufacturing, warehousing, distribution, waste, wholesale, retail, transportation, aviation, hospitality, and other industries. The company was formerly known as Labor Ready, Inc. and changed its name to TrueBlue, Inc. in December 2007. TrueBlue, Inc. was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Tacoma, Washington.

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