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Top 5 Companies in the Human Resource & Employment Services Industry With the Lowest P/E Ratio (JOBS, KFY, TBI, KFRC, MAN)

By Amy Schwartz

Below are the three companies in the Human Resource & Employment Services industry with the lowest price to earnings (P/E) ratios. P/E is an important valuation tool when comparing companies in the same industry. A higher P/E ratio means that investors are paying more for each unit of net income, so the stock is more expensive compared to one with a lower P/E ratio.

51job Inc ranks lowest with a a P/E ratio of 4.03. Korn/Ferry International is next with a a P/E ratio of 12.28. TrueBlue ranks third lowest with a a P/E ratio of 12.58.

Kforce follows with a a P/E ratio of 13.27, and Manpower rounds out the bottom five with a a P/E ratio of 13.33.

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Ticker(s): JOBS KFY TBI KFRC MAN