Contrasting of ABM Industries Incorporated (ABM) and Cass Information Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:CASS)

ABM Industries Incorporated (NYSE:ABM) and Cass Information Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:CASS) compete against each other in the Business Services sector. We will contrast them and contrast their dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, earnings and valuation.

Valuation & Earnings

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
ABM Industries Incorporated 38 1.17 61.18M 1.24 34.08
Cass Information Systems Inc. 56 0.00 12.08M 2.04 24.99

Table 1 shows top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation of the two companies. Cass Information Systems Inc. seems to has higher revenue and earnings compared to ABM Industries Incorporated. The company that is presently more expensive of the two stocks is the one that has a higher P/E ratio. ABM Industries Incorporated’s presently higher P/E ratio makes it the more expensive of the two businesses.


Table 2 shows us ABM Industries Incorporated and Cass Information Systems Inc.’s net margins, return on assets and return on equity.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
ABM Industries Incorporated 162,238,133.12% 5.9% 2.3%
Cass Information Systems Inc. 21,410,847.22% 13.2% 1.8%

Risk & Volatility

ABM Industries Incorporated is 37.00% less volatile than Standard and Poor’s 500 due to its 0.63 beta. Cass Information Systems Inc. has a 0.61 beta and it is 39.00% less volatile than Standard and Poor’s 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

The shares of both ABM Industries Incorporated and Cass Information Systems Inc. are owned by institutional investors at 0% and 55.4% respectively. ABM Industries Incorporated’s share held by insiders are 0.9%. Insiders Competitively, held 2% of Cass Information Systems Inc. shares.


In this table we provide 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)
ABM Industries Incorporated 1.23% 4.36% 14.91% 25.6% 36.39% 31.08%
Cass Information Systems Inc. 3.86% 7.02% 4.58% -0.47% -8.87% -3.8%

For the past year ABM Industries Incorporated has 31.08% stronger performance while Cass Information Systems Inc. has -3.8% weaker performance.


ABM Industries Incorporated beats on 9 of the 13 factors Cass Information Systems Inc.

ABM Industries Incorporated provides integrated facility solutions in the United States and internationally. It offers carpet cleaning and dusting, floor cleaning and finishing, window washing, and other building cleaning services for commercial office buildings, data centers, educational institutions, government buildings, health facilities, industrial buildings, retail stores, sport event facilities, and transportation hubs. The company also provides onsite mechanical engineering and technical services and solutions relating to a range of facilities and infrastructure systems; and parking and transportation services for clients at various locations, including commercial office buildings, educational institutions, health facilities, hotels, sport event facilities, and transportation hubs. In addition, it offers custom energy solutions, HVAC, electrical, lighting, and other general maintenance and repair services comprising bundled energy solutions, energy efficiency upgrades, installations, preventative maintenance, retro-commissioning, and retrofits for clients in the private and public sectors; construction management, energy efficiency upgrades, healthcare support, leadership development, military base operations, and other mission support to the U.S. government entities; and facility management and environmental, food and nutrition, healthcare technology management, and patient and guest services to healthcare systems and hospitals. Further, the company franchises engineering services under the Linc Service and TEGG brands through individual and area franchises; and provides facility solutions to airlines and airports related to access control, aircraft cabin cleaning, shuttle bus operations, and passenger assistance. The company was founded in 1909 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Cass Information Systems, Inc. provides payment and information processing services to manufacturing, distribution, and retail enterprises in the United States. It operates through two segments, Information Services and Banking Services. The companyÂ’s services include freight invoice rating, payment processing, auditing, and the generation of accounting and transportation information. It also processes and pays energy invoices, including electricity, gas, waste, and other facility related expenses; and provides telecommunications expense management solutions comprising bill processing, audit, and payment services for telephone, data line, wireless, and communication equipment expenses. In addition, the company, through its banking subsidiary, Cass Commercial Bank, provides a range of commercial banking services, such as checking, savings, and time deposit accounts; commercial and commercial real estate loans; and other cash management services to privately owned businesses, and churches and church-related ministries. It operates through its banking facility near downtown St. Louis, Missouri; operating branch in the Bridgeton, Missouri; and additional leased facilities in Fenton, Missouri, Santa Ana, California, and Colorado Springs, Colorado. The company was formerly known as Cass Commercial Corporation and changed its name to Cass Information Systems, Inc. in January 2001. Cass Information Systems, Inc. was founded in 1906 and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.