Triton International (NYSE: TRTN) and Exterran (NYSE:EXTN) are both transportation companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings and analyst recommendations.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
65.9% of Triton International shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 90.7% of Exterran shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.5% of Triton International shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 2.2% of Exterran shares are owned by company 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 is a breakdown of current recommendations for Triton International and Exterran, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Triton International currently has a consensus target price of $43.60, indicating a potential upside of 41.97%. Given Triton International’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Triton International is more favorable than Exterran.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Triton International and Exterran’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Triton International||$1.16 billion||2.13||$344.59 million||$2.78||11.05|
|Exterran||$1.22 billion||0.85||$33.88 million||($0.39)||-73.85|
Triton International has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Exterran. Exterran is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Triton International, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Triton International pays an annual dividend of $1.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.9%. Exterran does not pay a dividend. Triton International pays out 64.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
This table compares Triton International and Exterran’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Risk & Volatility
Triton International has a beta of 2.63, indicating that its share price is 163% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Exterran has a beta of 0.91, indicating that its share price is 9% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Triton International beats Exterran on 11 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Triton International
Triton International Limited engages in the acquisition, leasing, re-leasing, and sale of various types of intermodal transportation equipment to shipping lines, and freight forwarding companies and manufacturers. It operates in two segments, Equipment Leasing and Equipment Trading. The company primarily leases dry freight, refrigerated, special, and tank containers; and chassis used for the transportation of containers, as well as manages containers owned by third parties. As of December 31, 2017, its total fleet consisted of 3,429,796 containers and chassis representing 5,648,987 twenty-foot equivalent units. The company also purchases containers from shipping line customers and other sellers, and resells these containers to container retailers and users. It operates in Asia, Europe, the Americas, Bermuda, and internationally. The company was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Hamilton, Bermuda.
Exterran Corporation engages in the compression, production, and processing of products and services for the oil and natural gas industry worldwide. The company operates through three segments: contract Operations, Aftermarket Services, and Product Sales. Its contract operation services include personnel, equipment, tools, materials, and supplies. The company also sells parts and components; and provides operation, maintenance, overhaul, upgrade, commissioning, and reconfiguration services, as well as integrated infrastructure solutions. In addition, it designs, engineers, manufactures, sells, and installs a range of oil and natural gas production and processing equipment, such as line heaters, oil and natural gas separators, glycol dehydration units, condensate stabilizers, dew point control plants, water treatment, mechanical refrigeration, and cryogenic plants and skid-mounted production packages for onshore and offshore production facilities; and custom-engineered and built-to-specification production and processing equipment, as well as skid-mounted natural gas compression equipment and pre-engineered compressor units. Exterran Corporation was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.
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