DHI Group Inc. (DHX) and TrueBlue Inc. (NYSE:TBI) Contrasting side by side

As Staffing & Outsourcing Services companies, DHI Group Inc. (NYSE:DHX) and TrueBlue Inc. (NYSE:TBI) are our subject to contrast. And more specifically their analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, dividends, earnings and valuation, institutional ownership.

Earnings and Valuation

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
DHI Group Inc. 155.62M 1.37 5.26M 0.15 17.58
TrueBlue Inc. 2.50B 0.36 65.28M 1.63 14.12

Table 1 demonstrates DHI Group Inc. and TrueBlue Inc.’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation. TrueBlue Inc. seems to has higher revenue and earnings compared to DHI Group Inc. The business with the higher P/E out of the two companies is considered for more expensive of the two firms currently. DHI Group Inc. is trading at a higher P/E ratio than TrueBlue Inc., indicating that it is currently more expensive of the two stocks.


Table 2 shows DHI Group Inc. and TrueBlue Inc.’s return on equity, return on assets and net margins.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
DHI Group Inc. 3.38% 5% 2.7%
TrueBlue Inc. 2.61% 11.4% 5.9%

Risk & Volatility

DHI Group Inc.’s volatility measures that it’s 74.00% more volatile than Standard and Poor’s 500 due to its 1.74 beta. TrueBlue Inc.’s 68.00% more volatile than Standard and Poor’s 500 which is a result of the 1.68 beta.


The Current Ratio and a Quick Ratio of DHI Group Inc. are 0.5 and 0.5. Competitively, TrueBlue Inc. has 1.9 and 1.9 for Current and Quick Ratio. TrueBlue Inc.’s better ability to pay short and long-term obligations than DHI Group Inc.

Analyst Recommendations

The following table shown below contains the ratings and recommendations for DHI Group Inc. and TrueBlue Inc.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
DHI Group Inc. 0 0 1 3.00
TrueBlue Inc. 0 1 0 2.00

DHI Group Inc.’s downside potential currently stands at -9.56% and an $3.5 average price target. Competitively the average price target of TrueBlue Inc. is $25.5, which is potential 9.25% upside. The data from earlier shows that analysts view suggest that TrueBlue Inc. seems more appealing than DHI Group Inc.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

Roughly 74.6% of DHI Group Inc. shares are owned by institutional investors while 98.6% of TrueBlue Inc. are owned by institutional investors. Insiders owned 3.5% of DHI Group Inc. shares. Comparatively, TrueBlue Inc. has 1.6% of it’s share owned by insiders.


Here are 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)
DHI Group Inc. -16.46% 37.24% 52.84% 22.27% 63.03% 76.97%
TrueBlue Inc. -2.87% -5.62% -8.69% -21.7% -12.97% 3.46%

For the past year DHI Group Inc. has stronger performance than TrueBlue Inc.


On 9 of the 15 factors TrueBlue Inc. beats DHI Group Inc.

DHI Group, Inc. provides specialized Websites focused on select professional communities in the United States and internationally. It operates through three segments: Tech & Clearance, Global Industry Group, and Healthcare. The company operates Dice that provides job postings of technology and non-technology companies for industries, such as positions for software engineers, big data professionals, systems administrators, database specialists, project managers, and other technology and engineering professionals; and ClearanceJobs, an Internet-based career network that matches security-cleared professionals with hiring companies searching for employees. It also offers eFinancialCareers, a financial services careers Website for financial services industry professionals from across various sectors, such as asset management, risk, investment banking, and information technology; Rigzone, a Website that delivers online content, data, and career services in the oil and gas industry; Hcareers, a Website for hospitality jobs in North America; and BioSpace, a resource for biotechnology careers, news, and resources in the area of life sciences. In addition, the company offers Health eCareers, a Website that provides career services across various disciplines and specialties in the healthcare industry, including physicians, nurses, and a range of allied health professions. Further, it operates WorkDigital, which focuses on the recruitment industry; and Targeted Job Fairs for technology, energy, and security-cleared professionals, as well as provides getTalent, a software as a service talent sourcing management and engagement tool. The company serves small, mid-sized, and large direct employers; staffing companies; recruiting agencies; consulting firms; and marketing departments of companies. The company was formerly known as Dice Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to DHI Group, Inc. in April 2015. DHI Group, Inc. was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

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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