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Executive Summary

The Brink's Company provides secure transportation, cash management, and other security-related services in North America, South America, and internationally.

Snowflake Analysis

Moderate growth potential second-rate dividend payer.

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Share Price & News

How has Brink's's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: BCO's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




US Commercial Services


US Market

1 Year Return




US Commercial Services


US Market

Return vs Industry: BCO underperformed the US Commercial Services industry which returned -6.2% over the past year.

Return vs Market: BCO underperformed the US Market which returned 4.6% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day4.1%1.1%1.1%
30 Day-11.9%7.4%5.5%
90 Day-47.9%-14.0%-4.9%
1 Year-45.0%-45.5%-2.7%-6.2%7.0%4.6%
3 Year-31.4%-33.1%30.8%22.4%28.6%20.1%
5 Year35.8%29.3%67.5%50.0%52.5%35.3%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Brink's's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?

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Is Brink's undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?


Undervalued compared to fair value

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: BCO ($42.19) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($106.31)

Significantly Below Fair Value: BCO is trading below fair value by more than 20%.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: BCO is poor value based on its PE Ratio (129.5x) compared to the Commercial Services industry average (19.1x).

PE vs Market: BCO is poor value based on its PE Ratio (129.5x) compared to the US market (15.1x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: BCO is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1x)

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: BCO is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (32.1x) compared to the US Commercial Services industry average (1.4x).

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Future Growth

How is Brink's forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 4 analysts?


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: BCO's forecast earnings growth (126.1% per year) is above the savings rate (2.2%).

Earnings vs Market: BCO's earnings (126.1% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the US market (21.6% per year).

High Growth Earnings: earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: BCO's revenue (7.7% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (8.9% per year).

High Growth Revenue: BCO's revenue (7.7% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: Insufficient data to determine if BCO's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time

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Past Performance

How has Brink's performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: BCO has a large one-off loss of $21.9M impacting its March 31 2020 financial results.

Growing Profit Margin: BCO became profitable in the past.

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: BCO's earnings have grown by 3.6% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: BCO has become profitable in the last year, making the earnings growth rate difficult to compare to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: BCO has become profitable in the last year, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Commercial Services industry (5.8%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: Whilst BCO's Return on Equity (25.37%) is high, this metric is skewed due to their high level of debt.

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Financial Health

How is Brink's's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: BCO's short term assets ($1.3B) exceed its short term liabilities ($980.6M).

Long Term Liabilities: BCO's short term assets ($1.3B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($2.7B).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: BCO's debt to equity ratio (1987.3%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: BCO's debt to equity ratio has increased from 120.6% to 1987.3% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: BCO's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (25.8%).

Interest Coverage: BCO's interest payments on its debt are not well covered by EBIT (2.3x coverage).

Balance Sheet

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What is Brink's's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: BCO's dividend (1.42%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.75%).

High Dividend: BCO's dividend (1.42%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.71%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: BCO's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: BCO's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its high payout ratio (184.2%), BCO's dividend payments are not well covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: BCO's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be thoroughly covered by earnings (10.6% payout ratio).

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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?


Average management tenure


Doug Pertz (65yo)





Mr. Douglas Allen Pertz, also known as Doug, has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of The Brink's Company since June 9, 2016. He serves as the President of Mosaic USA Holdings, Inc. Mr. Pertz  ...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Doug's total compensation ($USD8.40M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD4.92M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Doug's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.

Leadership Team

Douglas Pertz
President3.92yrsUS$8.40m0.76% $16.3m
Raphael Shemanski
Senior VP and President of U.S. & Canada2.58yrsUS$2.21m0.13% $2.7m
Ronald Domanico
Executive VP & CFO3.83yrsUS$2.51m0.19% $4.1m
Dana O'Brien
Senior VP1.08yrsUS$2.19mno data
Michael Beech
Executive VP and President of Latin America & Global Security5.42yrsUS$1.76m0.12% $2.6m
Amit Zukerman
Employee Consultant0.92yrUS$12.55m0.23% $4.9m
Thomas Colan
VP, Controller & Chief Accounting Officerno datano data0.021% $448.8k
Rohan Pal
Executive VP3.83yrsno data0.040% $843.1k
Edward Cunningham
Vice President of Investor Relations & Corporate Communications14.33yrsno datano data
George Neill
Chief Marketing Officer1.42yrsno datano data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Management: BCO's management team is considered experienced (3.8 years average tenure).

Board Members

Douglas Pertz
President3.92yrsUS$8.40m0.76% $16.3m
Michael Herling
Non-Executive Chairman & Lead Independent Director4yrsUS$383.82k0.024% $519.1k
Paul Boynton
Independent Director10.25yrsUS$315.20kno data
George Stoeckert
Independent Director4.33yrsUS$250.62k0.051% $1.1m
Reginald Hedgebeth
Independent Director8.83yrsUS$278.86k0.013% $285.4k
Kathie Andrade
Independent Director0.75yrUS$128.85kno data
Ian Clough
Independent Director4.33yrsUS$224.98k0.026% $544.6k
Susan Docherty
Independent Director6.33yrsUS$232.48k0.014% $289.7k


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: BCO's board of directors are considered experienced (4.3 years average tenure).


Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?

Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: BCO insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.

Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

The Brink's Company's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: The Brink's Company
  • Ticker: BCO
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Founded: 1859
  • Industry: Security and Alarm Services
  • Sector: Commercial Services
  • Market Cap: US$2.130b
  • Shares outstanding: 50.49m
  • Website: https://www.brinks.com

Number of Employees


  • The Brink's Company
  • 1801 Bayberry Court
  • PO Box 18100
  • Richmond
  • Virginia
  • 23226-8100
  • United States


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
BCONYSE (New York Stock Exchange)YesCommon SharesUSUSDJan 1968
PTYDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon SharesDEEURJan 1968


The Brink's Company provides secure transportation, cash management, and other security-related services in North America, South America, and internationally. The company offers armored vehicle transportation of valuables; automated teller machine (ATM) services, such as cash replenishment, replenishment forecasting, cash optimization, ATM remote monitoring, service call dispatching, transaction processing, installation, and first and second line maintenance services; and network infrastructure services. It also provides transportation services for diamonds, jewelry, precious metals, securities, currency, high-tech devices, electronics, and pharmaceuticals; and vault outsourcing, money processing, deploying and servicing intelligent safes and safe control devices, and check imaging, as well as cashier balancing, counterfeit detection, account consolidation, and electronic reporting services. In addition, the company offers technology applications, including online cash tracking, cash inventory management, and other Web-based tools. Further, it provides bill payment acceptance and processing, and prepaid cards and corporate debit cards; and security system design and installation services that include alarms, motion detectors, closed-circuit televisions, and digital video recorders, as well as access control systems comprising card and biometric readers, electronic locks, and turnstiles. Additionally, the company offers monitoring services after systems have been installed; and security and guarding services to protect airports, offices, warehouses, stores, and public venues. It serves banks and financial institutions, retailers, government agencies, mints, jewelers, and other commercial operations. The company was formerly known as The Pittston Company and changed its name to The Brink's Company in May 2003. The Brink's Company was founded in 1859 and is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia. 

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/05/27 11:52
End of Day Share Price2020/05/26 00:00
Annual Earnings2019/12/31

Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.