Head-To-Head Contrast: TriNet Group (NYSE:TNET) vs. Lyft (NASDAQ:LYFT)

TriNet Group (NYSE:TNETGet Rating) and Lyft (NASDAQ:LYFTGet Rating) are both business services companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends and valuation.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

88.5% of TriNet Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 80.4% of Lyft shares are held by institutional investors. 39.3% of TriNet Group shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 5.8% of Lyft shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares TriNet Group and Lyft’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
TriNet Group 7.44% 43.60% 10.89%
Lyft -31.46% -57.94% -17.50%

Volatility & Risk

TriNet Group has a beta of 1.29, meaning that its stock price is 29% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Lyft has a beta of 1.83, meaning that its stock price is 83% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares TriNet Group and Lyft’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
TriNet Group $4.54 billion 1.39 $338.00 million $5.07 18.93
Lyft $3.21 billion 3.86 -$1.01 billion ($3.03) -11.73

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for TriNet Group and Lyft, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
TriNet Group 0 2 1 0 2.33
Lyft 0 10 18 0 2.64

TriNet Group currently has a consensus price target of $87.31, suggesting a potential downside of 9.06%. Lyft has a consensus price target of $59.46, suggesting a potential upside of 67.31%. Given Lyft’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Lyft is more favorable than TriNet Group.

Summary

TriNet Group beats Lyft on 9 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About TriNet Group (Get Rating)

TriNet Group, Inc. provides human resources solutions including industry solutions to small and mid sized businesses. Its services include payroll processing tax administration, employee benefits and a human resource technology platform with online and mobile tools and also employee onboarding and termination, compensation reporting, expense management, and benefits enrollment and administration. The company was founded by Martin Babinec in 1988 and is headquartered in Dublin, CA.

About Lyft (Get Rating)

Lyft, Inc. engages in the provision and management of an online social rideshare community platform. It provides access to a network of shared bikes and scooters for shorter rides and first-mile and last-mile legs of multimodal trips, information about nearby public transit routes, and Lyft Rentals to offer riders a view of transportation options when planning any trip. The company was founded by Marcus Cohn, John Zimmer, Rajat Suri, Matt van Horn, and Logan Green in 2007 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

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