Comparing BEST (BSTI) & Roadrunner Transportation Systems (RRTS)
BEST (NYSE: BSTI) and Roadrunner Transportation Systems (NYSE:RRTS) are both industrials companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations and risk.
This table compares BEST and Roadrunner Transportation Systems’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Roadrunner Transportation Systems||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares BEST and Roadrunner Transportation Systems’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|BEST||$1.30 billion||2.63||-$201.12 million||N/A||N/A|
|Roadrunner Transportation Systems||$2.00 billion||0.16||$48.00 million||$0.66||12.68|
Roadrunner Transportation Systems has higher revenue and earnings than BEST.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
13.3% of BEST shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 72.7% of Roadrunner Transportation Systems shares are held by institutional investors. 25.8% of Roadrunner Transportation Systems shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations for BEST and Roadrunner Transportation Systems, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Roadrunner Transportation Systems||0||1||1||0||2.50|
BEST presently has a consensus target price of $14.92, suggesting a potential upside of 60.60%. Roadrunner Transportation Systems has a consensus target price of $10.00, suggesting a potential upside of 19.47%. Given BEST’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe BEST is more favorable than Roadrunner Transportation Systems.
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.
About Roadrunner Transportation Systems
Roadrunner Transportation Systems, Inc. (RRTS) is an asset-light transportation and logistics service provider. The Company offers a suite of global supply chain solutions, including truckload logistics (TL), customized and expedited less-than-truckload (LTL), intermodal solutions (transporting a shipment by over one mode, primarily through rail and truck), freight consolidation, inventory management, expedited services, air freight, international freight forwarding, customs brokerage and transportation management solutions. The Company operates through three segments: Truckload Logistics, Less-than-Truckload and Global Solutions. The Company utilizes a third-party network of transportation providers, consisting of independent contractors (ICs) and purchased power providers, to serve a diverse customer base. It primarily focuses on small to mid-size shippers.
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