Contrasting The Providence Service (PRSC) & DIAMOND S SHIPP/SH (DSSI)

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The Providence Service (NASDAQ:PRSC) and DIAMOND S SHIPP/SH (NYSE:DSSI) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, dividends, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation and institutional ownership.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares The Providence Service and DIAMOND S SHIPP/SH’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
The Providence Service $1.38 billion 0.58 -$18.98 million N/A N/A

DIAMOND S SHIPP/SH has lower revenue, but higher earnings than The Providence Service.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

96.6% of The Providence Service shares are held by institutional investors. 13.8% of The Providence Service shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares The Providence Service and DIAMOND S SHIPP/SH’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
The Providence Service -1.55% 10.50% 4.80%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for The Providence Service and DIAMOND S SHIPP/SH, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
The Providence Service 0 0 0 0 N/A
DIAMOND S SHIPP/SH 0 0 2 0 3.00

DIAMOND S SHIPP/SH has a consensus price target of $20.50, suggesting a potential upside of 56.97%. Given DIAMOND S SHIPP/SH’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe DIAMOND S SHIPP/SH is more favorable than The Providence Service.


The Providence Service beats DIAMOND S SHIPP/SH on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

The Providence Service Company Profile

The Providence Service Corporation provides healthcare services in the United States. It operates through Non-Emergency Transportation Services (NET Services) and Matrix Investment segments. The NET Services segment offers non-emergency medical transportation services for Medicaid or Medicare eligible members, whose limited mobility or financial resources hinder their ability to access necessary healthcare and social services. The Matrix Investment segment provides home and mobile-based healthcare services, including comprehensive health assessments, quality gap closure visits, level of service needs assessments, and post-acute and chronic care management services through a network of community-based clinicians, and a fleet of mobile health clinics. The company was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut.

DIAMOND S SHIPP/SH Company Profile

There is no company description available for Diamond S Shipping Inc.

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