RANDSTAD HLDG N/ADR (OTCMKTS:RANJY) and Enquest (OTCMKTS:ENQUF) are both business services companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership and earnings.


RANDSTAD HLDG N/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.47 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. Enquest does not pay a dividend. RANDSTAD HLDG N/ADR pays out 17.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.


This table compares RANDSTAD HLDG N/ADR and Enquest’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
RANDSTAD HLDG N/ADR 2.87% 18.93% 7.83%
Enquest N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for RANDSTAD HLDG N/ADR and Enquest, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
RANDSTAD HLDG N/ADR 1 1 2 0 2.25
Enquest 0 0 0 0 N/A

Volatility and Risk

RANDSTAD HLDG N/ADR has a beta of 0.97, indicating that its stock price is 3% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Enquest has a beta of 2.66, indicating that its stock price is 166% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.1% of RANDSTAD HLDG N/ADR shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares RANDSTAD HLDG N/ADR and Enquest’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
RANDSTAD HLDG N/ADR $28.12 billion 0.38 $831.42 million $2.68 10.73
Enquest $798.12 million N/A N/A N/A N/A

RANDSTAD HLDG N/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than Enquest.


RANDSTAD HLDG N/ADR beats Enquest on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.


Randstad NV provides solutions in the field of work and human resources (HR) services. It offers temporary staffing and permanent placements. The company recruits supervisors, managers, professionals, interim specialists, and consultants for middle and senior leadership positions. It also offers on-site workforce management, as well as other HR services, such as recruitment process outsourcing, managed services programs, payroll services, outplacement, and job posting and resume services on digital platforms. The company serves clients primarily in the fast moving consumer goods, automotive, life sciences, contact centers, manufacturing, logistics, administrative, and professionals segments. It has operations in North America, France, the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, Italy, Iberia, other European countries, and internationally. The company was formerly known as Randstad Holding NV and changed its name to Randstad NV in April 2018. Randstad NV was founded in 1960 and is headquartered in Diemen, the Netherlands.

About Enquest

EnQuest PLC operates as an oil and gas development and production company, explores for, extracts, and produces hydrocarbons in the United Kingdom, North Sea, and Malaysia. The company operates through two segments, North Sea and Malaysia. It primarily holds interests in the Thistle/Deveron, Heather/Broom, the Dons area, Magnus, the Greater Kittiwake Area, Scolty/Crathes, Alma/Galia, and Kraken. The company also has an interest in the non-operated Alba producing oil field, as well as the PM8/Seligi production sharing contract and the Tanjong Baram risk services contract in Malaysia. In addition, it holds 16 production licenses and 8 production hubs. As of December 31, 2018, the company had proved and probable reserves of 198 million barrels of oil equivalents. Further, it is involved in the construction, ownership, and operation of an oil pipeline; marketing and trading of crude oil; and leasing activities. EnQuest PLC was founded in 2010 and is based in London, the United Kingdom.

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