Roadrunner Transportation (NYSE: RRTS) and Expeditors International of Washington (NASDAQ:EXPD) are both transportation companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk and profitability.
Expeditors International of Washington pays an annual dividend of $0.84 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.3%. Roadrunner Transportation does not pay a dividend. Expeditors International of Washington pays out 33.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Expeditors International of Washington has raised its dividend for 23 consecutive years.
This table compares Roadrunner Transportation and Expeditors International of Washington’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Roadrunner Transportation||$2.03 billion||0.04||-$360.32 million||N/A||N/A|
|Expeditors International of Washington||$6.92 billion||1.62||$489.34 million||$2.48||25.89|
Expeditors International of Washington has higher revenue and earnings than Roadrunner Transportation.
This is a summary of recent recommendations for Roadrunner Transportation and Expeditors International of Washington, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Expeditors International of Washington||2||5||1||0||1.88|
Roadrunner Transportation presently has a consensus target price of $8.00, suggesting a potential upside of 266.97%. Expeditors International of Washington has a consensus target price of $62.14, suggesting a potential downside of 3.20%. Given Roadrunner Transportation’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Roadrunner Transportation is more favorable than Expeditors International of Washington.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
72.1% of Roadrunner Transportation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 92.4% of Expeditors International of Washington shares are owned by institutional investors. 25.8% of Roadrunner Transportation shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 1.0% of Expeditors International of Washington shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Roadrunner Transportation and Expeditors International of Washington’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Expeditors International of Washington||7.07%||22.79%||14.87%|
Volatility & Risk
Roadrunner Transportation has a beta of 1, suggesting that its stock price has a similar volatility profile to the S&P 500.Comparatively, Expeditors International of Washington has a beta of 0.69, suggesting that its stock price is 31% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Expeditors International of Washington beats Roadrunner Transportation on 10 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Roadrunner Transportation
Roadrunner Transportation Systems, Inc. provides asset-right transportation and asset-light logistics services. The company operates through three segments: Truckload Logistics (TL), Less-than-Truckload (LTL), and Global Solutions. The company's TL segment arranges pickup and delivery of truckload, intermodal, and ground and air expedited freight through its network of 42 TL service centers, 40 company brokers, and approximately 90 independent brokerage agents in the United States, Mexico, and Canada. It also offers temperature-controlled, dry van, intermodal drayage, and flatbed services; and specializes in the transport of automotive parts, refrigerated foods, poultry, and beverages, as well as on-demand ground and air expedited services. The company's LTL segment is involved in the pickup, consolidation, linehaul, deconsolidation, and delivery of LTL shipments in the United States and Canada through a network of 44 LTL service centers and approximately 150 third-party delivery agents. The company's Global Solutions segment offers domestic and international transportation and logistics solutions, including pricing, contract management, transportation mode and carrier selection, freight tracking, freight bill payment and audit, cost reporting and analysis, dispatch, and freight consolidation and warehousing. This segment also provides domestic and international air and ocean transportation, and customs brokerage services. Roadrunner Transportation Systems, Inc. is headquartered in Downers Grove, Illinois.
About Expeditors International of Washington
Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. provides logistics services in the Americas, North Asia, South Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and India. The company offers airfreight services, such as air freight consolidation and forwarding; ocean freight and ocean services, such as ocean freight consolidation, direct ocean forwarding, and order management; customs brokerage, intra-continental ground transportation and delivery, and warehousing and distribution services; and customs clearance, purchase order management, vendor consolidation, time-definite transportation services, cargo insurance, cargo monitoring and tracking, and other logistics solutions. It acts as a freight consolidator or as an agent for the airline, which carries the shipment. The company also provides ancillary services that include preparation of shipping and customs documentation, packing, crating, insurance services, negotiation of letters of credit, and the preparation of documentation to comply with local export laws. Its customers include retailing and wholesaling, electronics, and industrial and manufacturing companies. Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.
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