BEST (NYSE: BSTI) and Roadrunner Transportation Systems (NYSE:RRTS) are both transportation companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk and institutional ownership.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for BEST and Roadrunner Transportation Systems, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
BEST 0 0 6 0 3.00
Roadrunner Transportation Systems 0 1 1 0 2.50

BEST currently has a consensus target price of $16.20, suggesting a potential upside of 67.88%. Roadrunner Transportation Systems has a consensus target price of $10.00, suggesting a potential upside of 17.65%. Given BEST’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe BEST is more favorable than Roadrunner Transportation Systems.

Institutional and 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 large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares BEST and Roadrunner Transportation Systems’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
BEST $1.30 billion 2.73 -$201.12 million N/A N/A
Roadrunner Transportation Systems $2.00 billion 0.16 $48.00 million $0.66 12.88

Roadrunner Transportation Systems has higher revenue and earnings than BEST.

Profitability

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
BEST N/A N/A N/A
Roadrunner Transportation Systems N/A N/A N/A

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.

Roadrunner Transportation Systems Company Profile

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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