Echo Global Logistics (NASDAQ: ECHO) and BEST (NYSE:BSTI) are both transportation companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, dividends and analyst recommendations.
This table compares Echo Global Logistics and BEST’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Echo Global Logistics||-0.20%||3.29%||1.45%|
This is a breakdown of current ratings for Echo Global Logistics and BEST, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Echo Global Logistics||0||3||6||0||2.67|
Echo Global Logistics currently has a consensus price target of $24.13, suggesting a potential downside of 8.96%. BEST has a consensus price target of $14.92, suggesting a potential upside of 64.14%. Given BEST’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe BEST is more favorable than Echo Global Logistics.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
95.1% of Echo Global Logistics shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 13.3% of BEST shares are held by institutional investors. 8.1% of Echo Global Logistics shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Echo Global Logistics and BEST’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Echo Global Logistics||$1.72 billion||0.43||$1.58 million||($0.12)||-220.83|
|BEST||$1.30 billion||2.57||-$201.12 million||N/A||N/A|
Echo Global Logistics has higher revenue and earnings than BEST.
Echo Global Logistics beats BEST on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
Echo Global Logistics Company Profile
Echo Global Logistics, Inc. is a provider of technology-enabled transportation and supply chain management solutions. The Company utilizes a technology platform to compile and analyze data from its multi-modal network of transportation providers to facilitate its transportation and logistics services. The Company focuses primarily on arranging transportation by truckload (TL) and less than truckload (LTL) carriers. It also offers intermodal (which involves moving a shipment by rail and truck), small parcel, domestic air, expedited and international transportation services. The Company’s core logistics services include rate negotiation, shipment execution and tracking, carrier selection and management, routing compliance freight bill payment and audit, payment and performance management and reporting functions.
BEST Company Profile
BEST Inc. is engaged in providing supply chain solutions. The Company offers a cloud based platform, BEST Cloud which is integration of online and offline retail to offer delivery. It provides technology-enabled solutions to its users. The Company’s service offerings include BEST supply chain management, BEST express, BEST freight, BEST store+, BEST global, BEST cargo and BEST Ucargo. BEST supply chain management offers its solutions in a range of categories, including: cloud OFCs, which offer warehouse management, in-warehouse processing and order fulfillment services to customers; transportation services, which provides transportation services and coordinate shipments to and from locations. It offer transportation services from factories to consumers includes full truckload (FTL), less-than-truckload (LTL), regional distribution, intra-city distribution and other transportation services. BEST store+ offers a door-to-door integrated cross-border supply chain services.
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