Analyzing Brink’s (BCO) and Roadrunner Transportation (RRTS)

Brink’s (NYSE: BCO) and Roadrunner Transportation (NYSE:RRTS) are both business services companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Analyst Recommendations

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This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Brink’s and Roadrunner Transportation, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Brink’s 0 0 5 0 3.00
Roadrunner Transportation 0 1 0 0 2.00

Brink’s presently has a consensus price target of $98.00, indicating a potential upside of 34.80%. Roadrunner Transportation has a consensus price target of $8.00, indicating a potential upside of 265.30%. Given Roadrunner Transportation’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Roadrunner Transportation is more favorable than Brink’s.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

93.1% of Brink’s shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 72.1% of Roadrunner Transportation shares are held by institutional investors. 2.5% of Brink’s shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 25.8% of Roadrunner Transportation shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Brink’s and Roadrunner Transportation’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Brink’s $3.35 billion 1.10 $16.70 million $3.03 23.99
Roadrunner Transportation $2.03 billion 0.04 -$360.32 million N/A N/A

Brink’s has higher revenue and earnings than Roadrunner Transportation.

Volatility & Risk

Brink’s has a beta of 1.76, indicating that its share price is 76% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Roadrunner Transportation has a beta of 1.01, indicating that its share price is 1% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Brink’s pays an annual dividend of $0.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. Roadrunner Transportation does not pay a dividend. Brink’s pays out 19.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares Brink’s and Roadrunner Transportation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Brink’s 0.50% 36.76% 6.06%
Roadrunner Transportation -5.13% -75.41% -13.51%

Summary

Brink’s beats Roadrunner Transportation on 11 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Brink’s

The Brink's Company provides secure transportation, cash management, and other security-related services worldwide. The company offers cash-in-transit services, including 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; and network infrastructure services. It also provides transportation services for valued commodities, including diamonds, jewelry, precious metals, securities, currency, high-tech devices, electronics, and pharmaceuticals; and cash management services, such as 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 payment services, including bill payment processing, mobile phone top-up, and prepaid cards; and commercial security system services, such as 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. Further, it provides security and guarding services to protect airports, offices, warehouses, stores, and public venues. The company 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 1838 and is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia.

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.

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