Comparing of Volt Information Sciences Inc. (VISI) and TrueBlue Inc. (NYSE:TBI)

Volt Information Sciences Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:VISI) and TrueBlue Inc. (NYSE:TBI) are two firms in the Staffing & Outsourcing Services that compete against each other. Below is a comparison of their institutional ownership, earnings and valuation, profitability, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations.

Earnings & Valuation

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Volt Information Sciences Inc. 4 0.06 N/A -1.08 0.00
TrueBlue Inc. 22 0.34 N/A 1.62 12.17

Table 1 demonstrates Volt Information Sciences Inc. and TrueBlue Inc.’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.


Table 2 represents Volt Information Sciences Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:VISI) and TrueBlue Inc. (NYSE:TBI)’s return on assets, return on equity and net margins.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Volt Information Sciences Inc. 0.00% -46.6% -9.7%
TrueBlue Inc. 0.00% 11.2% 5.8%

Volatility & Risk

Volt Information Sciences Inc. has a beta of 1.62 and its 62.00% more volatile than S&P 500. Competitively, TrueBlue Inc. is 62.00% more volatile than S&P 500, because of the 1.62 beta.


2 and 2 are the respective Current Ratio and a Quick Ratio of Volt Information Sciences Inc. Its rival TrueBlue Inc.’s Current and Quick Ratios are 1.8 and 1.8 respectively. Volt Information Sciences Inc. has a better chance of clearing its pay short and long-term debts than TrueBlue Inc.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

Volt Information Sciences Inc. and TrueBlue Inc. has shares owned by institutional investors as follows: 38.8% and 96.8%. About 1.2% of Volt Information Sciences Inc.’s share are owned by insiders. Competitively, 1.4% are TrueBlue Inc.’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)
Volt Information Sciences Inc. 1.55% 2% -3.57% 22.4% 20.79% 113.49%
TrueBlue Inc. -13.21% -9.64% -19.54% -18.07% -27.58% -11.15%

For the past year Volt Information Sciences Inc. has 113.49% stronger performance while TrueBlue Inc. has -11.15% weaker performance.


TrueBlue Inc. beats Volt Information Sciences Inc. on 6 of the 8 factors.

Volt Information Sciences, Inc. provides staffing and information technology (IT) infrastructure services in the United States and internationally. It operates through North American Staffing, International Staffing, and Technology Outsourcing Services and Solutions segments. The company provides contingent staffing, direct placement, recruitment process outsourcing, staffing management, and other employment services; and managed service programs consisting of managing the procurement and on-boarding of contingent workers. It also offers technology outsourcing services and solutions, such as customer care call centers, and video and online gaming industry quality assurance testing services. In addition, the company provides IT infrastructure services, including IT hardware maintenance, storage, network and desktop products, remote monitoring for corporate data centers and networks, and planning, as well as migration and support services. The company serves multinational, national, and local customers in various occupations, including accounting, finance, administrative, call center, engineering, IT, manufacturing, assembly, warehousing, and industrial. Volt Information Sciences, Inc. was founded in 1950 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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