INTERSERVE PLC/ADR (OTCMKTS:ISVJY) and KUEHNE & NAGEL/ADR (OTCMKTS:KHNGY) are both business services companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability and dividends.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares INTERSERVE PLC/ADR and KUEHNE & NAGEL/ADR’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
INTERSERVE PLC/ADR $4.19 billion N/A -$330.44 million N/A N/A
KUEHNE & NAGEL/ADR $21.25 billion 0.80 $787.58 million $1.31 21.67

KUEHNE & NAGEL/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than INTERSERVE PLC/ADR.

Volatility and Risk

INTERSERVE PLC/ADR has a beta of 5.19, meaning that its share price is 419% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, KUEHNE & NAGEL/ADR has a beta of 1.01, meaning that its share price is 1% more volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares INTERSERVE PLC/ADR and KUEHNE & NAGEL/ADR’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
KUEHNE & NAGEL/ADR 3.63% 37.30% 9.97%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for INTERSERVE PLC/ADR and KUEHNE & NAGEL/ADR, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
KUEHNE & NAGEL/ADR 0 1 2 0 2.67

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.0% of KUEHNE & NAGEL/ADR shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


KUEHNE & NAGEL/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.72 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.5%. INTERSERVE PLC/ADR does not pay a dividend. KUEHNE & NAGEL/ADR pays out 55.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.


KUEHNE & NAGEL/ADR beats INTERSERVE PLC/ADR on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.


Interserve Plc provides advice, design, construction, equipment, facilities management, and citizen services in the United Kingdom and internationally. Its Support Services segment offers support services to public- and private-sector clients. The company's Construction segment designs, constructs, and maintains buildings and infrastructure. Its Equipment Services segment designs, hires, and sells formwork, falsework, and related access equipment. The company also engages in the property management, development, rental, and leasing activities; management of five community rehabilitation companies; pension trustee activities; fitting out and refurbishment of offices and other buildings; equipment hire and sales activities; rental of plant and machinery; and provision of transport and maintenance services to the oil and gas industry. In addition, it offers healthcare, vocational training, welfare-to-work, employment, probation and rehabilitation, contract and window cleaning, catering, defense sector and industrial support, asbestos, supply, security manpower and support, manned guarding security, mechanical and electrical engineering, army training estate, personnel and management, fire suppression and detection system, insurance, education, and building maintenance services. Further, the company provides oil-field maintenance, fabrication, and construction services; support services for integration of disabled people into cleaning contracts and the transport sector; operational and financial services to PFI/PPP projects; management/maintenance services for slough borough council; management/maintenance services for MoD; and solutions for building/infrastructure projects. Additionally, it offers mechanical, electrical, and engineering services; and acts as a trustee. The company was formerly known as Tilbury Douglas Plc and changed its name to Interserve Plc in February 2001. Interserve Plc was founded in 1884 and is headquartered in Twyford, the United Kingdom.


Kuehne + Nagel International AG, together with its subsidiaries, provides integrated logistics services worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Seafreight, Airfreight, Overland, and Contract Logistics. It provides airfreight services; seafreight services, including full and less than container loads, intra Europe/short sea intermodal solutions integration with carriers, flexible schedules, blue anchor line agent, cargo insurance, and customs clearance services, as well as online booking online, tracking, and tracing of shipment services; and overland transportation and contract logistics services. The company also offers export and import documentation, door-to-door, and logistics supply movement arrangement services. It serves aerospace, automotive, FMCG, high-tech, oil and gas, pharma and healthcare, retail, industrial, emergency and relief logistics, drinks logistics, forest products, hotel and marine logistics, foodservice, insurance, and project logistics sectors. The company was founded in 1890 and is based in Schindellegi, Switzerland. Kuehne + Nagel International AG is a subsidiary of Kuehne Holding AG.

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