Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. II (NASDAQ: DSKE) and Landstar System (NASDAQ:LSTR) are both transportation companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, profitabiliy, analyst recommendations and valuation.
Landstar System pays an annual dividend of $0.36 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.4%. Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. II does not pay a dividend. Landstar System pays out 10.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
17.2% of Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. II shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 97.1% of Landstar System shares are held by institutional investors. 20.0% of Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. II shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 1.0% of Landstar System shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. II and Landstar System’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. II||$655.36 million||0.70||$75.82 million||N/A||N/A|
|Landstar System||$3.33 billion||1.06||$270.67 million||$3.46||24.25|
Landstar System has higher revenue and earnings than Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. II.
Risk & Volatility
Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. II has a beta of -0.1, suggesting that its stock price is 110% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Landstar System has a beta of 0.75, suggesting that its stock price is 25% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. II and Landstar System’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. II||N/A||-32.77%||-3.76%|
This is a summary of recent ratings for Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. II and Landstar System, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. II||0||0||4||0||3.00|
Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. II presently has a consensus price target of $13.67, indicating a potential upside of 13.13%. Landstar System has a consensus price target of $82.67, indicating a potential downside of 1.47%. Given Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. II’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. II is more favorable than Landstar System.
Landstar System beats Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. II on 9 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.
Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. II Company Profile
Daseke, Inc. is a consolidator of the open deck freight market in North America. The Company provides open deck transportation and logistics. It operates through two segments: Flatbed Solutions and Specialized Solutions. The Flatbed Solutions segment focuses on delivering transportation and logistics solutions that principally require the use of flatbed and retractable-sided transportation equipment. The Specialized Solutions segment focuses on delivering transportation and logistics solutions that principally include heavy haul, high-value customized, over-dimensional, step deck and removable gooseneck trailer solutions. As of July 5, 2017, the Company had a fleet of over 3,600 trucks and 7,500 open deck specialized trailers. The Company serves customers in the United States, Canada and Mexico.
Landstar System Company Profile
Landstar System, Inc. (Landstar) is an asset-light provider of integrated transportation management solutions. The Company offers services to its customers across multiple transportation modes, with the ability to arrange for individual shipments of freight to enterprise solutions to manage customer’s transportation needs. It operates in two segments: the Transportation Logistics segment and the Insurance segment. The Transportation Logistics segment provides a range of integrated transportation management solutions. Transportation services offered by it include truckload and less-than-truckload transportation, rail intermodal, air cargo, ocean cargo, expedited ground and air delivery of time-critical freight, heavy-haul or specialized, the United States-Canada and the United States-Mexico cross-border, project cargo and customs brokerage. The insurance segment consists of Signature Insurance Company, which is an offshore insurance subsidiary, and Risk Management Claim Services, Inc.
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