Expeditors International of Washington (NASDAQ: EXPD) and XPO Intermodal (NASDAQ:PACR) are both transportation companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings and profitability.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Expeditors International of Washington and XPO Intermodal’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Expeditors International of Washington||$6.42 billion||1.63||$701.62 million||$2.32||24.98|
Expeditors International of Washington has higher revenue and earnings than XPO Intermodal.
This table compares Expeditors International of Washington and XPO Intermodal’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Expeditors International of Washington||6.54%||22.03%||14.58%|
This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Expeditors International of Washington and XPO Intermodal, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Expeditors International of Washington||1||6||1||0||2.00|
Expeditors International of Washington currently has a consensus price target of $55.50, indicating a potential downside of 4.24%. Given Expeditors International of Washington’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Expeditors International of Washington is more favorable than XPO Intermodal.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
93.6% of Expeditors International of Washington shares are held by institutional investors. 0.8% of Expeditors International of Washington shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Expeditors International of Washington pays an annual dividend of $0.84 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. XPO Intermodal does not pay a dividend. Expeditors International of Washington pays out 36.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Expeditors International of Washington has increased its dividend for 22 consecutive years.
Expeditors International of Washington beats XPO Intermodal on 10 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
Expeditors International of Washington Company Profile
Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. is a logistics company. The Company is a third-party logistics provider, and purchases cargo space from carriers, including airlines and ocean shipping lines on a volume basis and resells that space to its customers. The Company provides a range of customer solutions, such as order management, time-definite transportation, warehousing and distribution, temperature-controlled transit, cargo insurance and customized logistics solutions. In addition, the Company’s Project Cargo unit handles special project shipments that move through a single method or combination of air, ocean, and/or ground transportation. The Company’s services include airfreight services, ocean freight and ocean services, and customs brokerage and other services. The Company operates along five geographic areas: the Americas; North Asia; South Asia; Europe, and the Middle East, Africa and India.
XPO Intermodal Company Profile
Pacer International Inc. (Pacer) is a asset-light transportation and global logistics service provider. The Company provides its transportation services from two operating segments: intermodal and logistics. Intermodal provides intermodal transportation services (the movement of freight through trailer or container using two or more modes of transportation, which include rail and truck segments) principally to beneficial cargo owners (end-user customers), transportation intermediaries and steamship lines who use intermodal transportation. Logistics segment provides highway brokerage, supply chain management services, international freight forwarding, ocean shipping, and warehousing and distribution services to a variety of end-user customers. In April 2014, XPO Logistics Inc acquired the entire share capital of Pacer International Inc. In April 2014, it acquired Pacer International Inc.
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