Sodexo (SDXAY) vs. ManTech International (MANT) Head-To-Head Comparison

Sodexo (OTCMKTS: SDXAY) and ManTech International (NASDAQ:MANT) are both business services companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership and profitability.

Earnings and Valuation

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This table compares Sodexo and ManTech International’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Sodexo $24.32 billion 0.60 $794.57 million $6.49 2.98
ManTech International $1.72 billion 1.35 $114.14 million $1.62 36.36

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

Risk & Volatility

Sodexo has a beta of 0.76, meaning that its share price is 24% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ManTech International has a beta of 0.88, meaning that its share price is 12% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Sodexo and ManTech International, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Sodexo 0 3 2 0 2.40
ManTech International 3 2 3 0 2.00

ManTech International has a consensus target price of $55.50, indicating a potential downside of 5.77%. Given ManTech International’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe ManTech International is more favorable than Sodexo.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.1% of Sodexo shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 64.4% of ManTech International shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.0% of Sodexo shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 35.1% of ManTech International shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


This table compares Sodexo and ManTech International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Sodexo N/A N/A N/A
ManTech International 6.65% 4.96% 3.82%


Sodexo pays an annual dividend of $0.55 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.8%. ManTech International pays an annual dividend of $0.50 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. Sodexo pays out 8.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. ManTech International pays out 30.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Sodexo is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.


ManTech International beats Sodexo on 9 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

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.

About ManTech International

ManTech International Corporation provides technologies and solutions for mission-critical national security programs worldwide. It offers cyber solutions and services, including security operations, threat intelligence, incident response and forensics, boundary defense, security systems engineering, infrastructure security, and computer forensics and exploitation. The company also provides hardware and software to support the technology infrastructure for applications, including IT service management, help desk, data center consolidation, enterprise architecture, mobile computing and device management, network operations and infrastructure, virtualization/cloud computing and migration, network and database administration, enterprise systems development and management, infrastructure as a service, and data collection and analytics; and designs, develops, integrates, operates, and sustains software applications and systems. In addition, it offers professional and technical solutions, and support services; command-and-control infrastructure, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance platforms and sensors, and data services; and vulnerability assessment, insider threat protection, exposure analysis, secrecy architecture design, security policy development and implementation, lifecycle acquisition program security, anti-tamper, export compliance support, foreign disclosure, system security engineering, security awareness and training, security support services, and technical certification and accreditation services. Further, the company provides systems engineering services consisting of requirement analysis, development, and management; systems development and integration, enterprise architecture and concept of operations, and technical assistance; test and evaluation services; training services; and supply chain management and logistics services. ManTech International Corporation was founded in 1968 and is based in Fairfax, Virginia.

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