Head to Head Survey: Sykes Enterprises (NASDAQ:SYKE) and Telos (NASDAQ:TLS)

Sykes Enterprises (NASDAQ:SYKE) and Telos (NASDAQ:TLS) are both business services companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, dividends and risk.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Sykes Enterprises and Telos, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Sykes Enterprises 0 0 2 0 3.00
Telos 0 0 7 0 3.00

Sykes Enterprises currently has a consensus price target of $44.00, indicating a potential downside of 1.39%. Telos has a consensus price target of $41.86, indicating a potential upside of 22.78%. Given Telos’ higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Telos is more favorable than Sykes Enterprises.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Sykes Enterprises and Telos’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Sykes Enterprises $1.61 billion 1.10 $64.08 million $2.11 21.15
Telos N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Sykes Enterprises has higher revenue and earnings than Telos.

Profitability

This table compares Sykes Enterprises and Telos’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Sykes Enterprises 3.21% 12.31% 7.72%
Telos N/A N/A N/A

Institutional & Insider Ownership

88.7% of Sykes Enterprises shares are owned by institutional investors. 4.4% of Sykes Enterprises shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Sykes Enterprises beats Telos on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Sykes Enterprises

Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated, together with its subsidiaries, provides customer experience management, multichannel demand generation, and digital transformation services. The company's customer care services include handling billing inquiries and claims, activating customer accounts, resolving complaints, cross-selling/up-selling, and prequalifying and warranty management, as well as offers health information and dispatching roadside assistance. Its technical support services comprise support around complex networks, hardware and software, communications equipment, Internet access technology, and Internet portal usage. The company also provides customer acquisition services, such as digital marketing, multichannel demand generation, and inbound up-selling and sales conversion, as well as outbound selling of its clients' products and services. In addition, it offers robotic process automation consulting, implementation, hosting, and managed services that help clients in front, middle and back-office processes, as well as self-service, insight analytics, and digital learning; fulfillment services consisting of order processing, payment processing, inventory control, product delivery, and product returns handling; and enterprise support services comprising technical staffing services and outsourced corporate help desk solutions. The company provides its services through phone, email, social media, text messaging, chat, and digital self-service support. It serves corporations, medium-sized businesses, and public institutions in the financial services, communications, technology, transportation and leisure, healthcare, and other industries. The company operates in the United States, Canada, Latin America, Australia, the Asia Pacific Rim, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Tampa, Florida.

About Telos

Telos Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides information technology (IT) solutions and services worldwide. It provides Xacta, a premier platform for enterprise cyber risk management and security compliance automation solutions to large commercial and government enterprises; and Telos Ghost, a solution to eliminate cyber-attack surfaces by obfuscating and encrypting data, masking user identity and location, and hiding network resources, as well as provides security and privacy for intelligence gathering, cyber threat protection, securing critical infrastructure, and protecting communications and applications. The company also offers Telos Automated Message Handling System, a web-based organizational message distribution and management platform for mission-critical communications used by military field operatives; and Telos ID that provides identity trust and digital services through IDTrust360, an enterprise-class digital identity risk platform for extending software-as-a-service and custom digital identity services that reduces threats through the integration of advanced technologies that fuse biometrics, credentials, and other identity-centric data used for continuously monitor trust. In addition, it provides secure network services, including secure mobility solutions for business and government that enable remote work and minimize concern across and beyond the enterprises; and network management and defense services for operating, administrating, and defending complex enterprise networks and defensive cyber operations. The company was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Ashburn, Virginia.

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