Comparison of RCM Technologies Inc. (RCMT) and TrueBlue Inc. (NYSE:TBI)

RCM Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ:RCMT) and TrueBlue Inc. (NYSE:TBI), are influenced by contrast since they are both players in the Staffing & Outsourcing Services. These factors are particularly influence the risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, earnings and valuation of the two firms.

Earnings & Valuation

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
RCM Technologies Inc. 201.14M 0.24 3.13M 0.29 15.03
TrueBlue Inc. 2.50B 0.37 65.28M 1.63 14.12

Table 1 showcases the top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation of RCM Technologies Inc. and TrueBlue Inc. TrueBlue Inc. has higher revenue and earnings than RCM Technologies Inc. Business that currently has a higher price-to-earnings ratio means that it is the more expensive of the two businesses. RCM Technologies Inc.’s current price-to-earnings ratio is higher than that of TrueBlue Inc., which means that it is the expensive of the two.


Table 2 demonstrates the return on assets, net margins and return on equity of RCM Technologies Inc. and TrueBlue Inc.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
RCM Technologies Inc. 1.56% 10.1% 3.2%
TrueBlue Inc. 2.61% 11.4% 5.9%

Risk & Volatility

RCM Technologies Inc. has a 0.81 beta, while its volatility is 19.00%, thus making it less volatile than Standard and Poor’s 500. From a competition point of view, TrueBlue Inc. has a 1.68 beta which is 68.00% more volatile compared to Standard and Poor’s 500.


RCM Technologies Inc.’s Current Ratio is 2.5 while its Quick Ratio is 2.5. On the competitive side is, TrueBlue Inc. which has a 1.9 Current Ratio and a 1.9 Quick Ratio. RCM Technologies Inc. is better positioned to pay off short and long-term obligations compared to TrueBlue Inc.

Analyst Recommendations

RCM Technologies Inc. and TrueBlue Inc. Recommendations and Ratings are available in the next table.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
RCM Technologies Inc. 0 0 1 3.00
TrueBlue Inc. 0 1 0 2.00

The upside potential is 57.89% for RCM Technologies Inc. with consensus target price of $6. On the other hand, TrueBlue Inc.’s potential upside is 8.05% and its consensus target price is $25.5. Based on the data shown earlier, RCM Technologies Inc. is looking more favorable than TrueBlue Inc., analysts opinion.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

Roughly 27.3% of RCM Technologies Inc. shares are held by institutional investors while 98.6% of TrueBlue Inc. are owned by institutional investors. About 6.2% of RCM Technologies Inc.’s share are held by insiders. Insiders Comparatively, held 1.6% of TrueBlue Inc. shares.


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)
RCM Technologies Inc. 1.15% 10.57% 8.13% -9.67% -29.98% 41.61%
TrueBlue Inc. -2.87% -5.62% -8.69% -21.7% -12.97% 3.46%

For the past year RCM Technologies Inc. was more bullish than TrueBlue Inc.


On 10 of the 15 factors TrueBlue Inc. beats RCM Technologies Inc.

RCM Technologies, Inc. provides business and technology solutions to the commercial and government sectors in the United States, Canada, and the Puerto Rico. The company operates through three segments: Engineering, Information Technology, and Specialty Health Care Services. The Engineering segment provides engineering and design, engineering analysis, engineer-procure-construct, configuration management, hardware/software validation and verification, quality assurance, technical writing and publications, manufacturing process planning and improvement, reliability centered maintenance, component and equipment testing, and risk management engineering. The Information Technology segment offers enterprise business solutions, application services, infrastructure solutions, competitive advantage and productivity solutions, life sciences solutions, and other vertical market specific solutions. The Specialty Health Care Services segment provides long-term and short-term staffing, executive search, and placement services in the fields of rehabilitation, including physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech language pathologists; nursing; managed care; allied health care; health care management; medical office support; and non-medical caregivers or companions. This segment also offers in-patient, outpatient, sub-acute and acute care, multilingual speech pathology, rehabilitation, and geriatric, pediatric, and adult day care services to hospitals, long-term care facilities, schools, sports medicine facilities, and private practices. The company also serves aerospace/defense, energy, financial services, life sciences, manufacturing and distribution, and technology industries; and the public sector. RCM Technologies, Inc. was founded in 1971 and is based in Pennsauken, New Jersey.

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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