Critical Contrast: Vacasa (NASDAQ:VCSA) vs. APi Group (NYSE:APG)

Vacasa (NASDAQ:VCSAGet Free Report) and APi Group (NYSE:APGGet Free Report) are both business services companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares Vacasa and APi Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Vacasa -33.68% 88.37% 18.02%
APi Group 2.49% 37.83% 10.90%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Vacasa and APi Group’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Vacasa $1.12 billion 0.08 -$298.70 million ($28.41) -0.15
APi Group $6.93 billion 1.48 $153.00 million ($2.15) -17.37

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Vacasa and APi Group, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Vacasa 0 3 1 0 2.25
APi Group 0 2 5 0 2.71

Vacasa currently has a consensus target price of $10.38, suggesting a potential upside of 151.82%. APi Group has a consensus target price of $44.29, suggesting a potential upside of 18.57%. Given Vacasa’s higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Vacasa is more favorable than APi Group.

Risk and Volatility

Vacasa has a beta of 0.57, suggesting that its stock price is 43% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, APi Group has a beta of 1.57, suggesting that its stock price is 57% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

82.5% of Vacasa shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 86.6% of APi Group shares are held by institutional investors. 11.2% of Vacasa shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 16.4% of APi Group shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

APi Group beats Vacasa on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Vacasa

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Vacasa, Inc. operates vacation rental management platform in North America, Belize, and Costa Rica. The company enables guests to search, discover, and book its properties on Vacasa.com and its Guest App. Vacasa, Inc. was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in Portland, Oregon.

About APi Group

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APi Group Corporation provides safety and specialty services worldwide. It operates through Safety Services and Specialty Services segments. The Safety Services segment offers solutions focusing on end-to-end integrated occupancy systems, such as fire protection services; heating, ventilation, and air conditioning solutions; and entry systems, which include the design, installation, inspection, and service of these integrated systems. The Specialty Services segment provides various infrastructure and specialized industrial plant services, including maintenance and repair of underground electric, gas, water, sewer, and telecommunications infrastructure. This segment offers engineering and design, fabrication, installation, maintenance service and repair, retrofitting and upgrading services, pipeline infrastructure, access and road construction, supporting facilities, and integrity management and maintenance to the energy industry. It serves customers in the public and private sectors, including commercial, industrial, distribution and fulfillment centers, manufacturing, education, healthcare, telecom, utilities, transmission and integrity, high tech, entertainment, government, and infrastructure markets. The company was formerly known as J2 Acquisition Limited and changed its name to APi Group Corporation in October 2019. APi Group Corporation was founded in 1926 and is headquartered in New Brighton, Minnesota.

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