Ryder System (NYSE: R) is one of 28 public companies in the “Ground Freight & Logistics” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Ryder System to similar businesses based on the strength of its profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, valuation and risk.

Volatility & Risk

Ryder System has a beta of 1.41, suggesting that its stock price is 41% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Ryder System’s peers have a beta of 1.38, suggesting that their average stock price is 38% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Ryder System and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Ryder System 3.17% 11.71% 2.21%
Ryder System Competitors 10.86% 15.03% 5.33%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Ryder System and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Ryder System $6.99 billion $1.82 billion 20.35
Ryder System Competitors $5.92 billion $1.74 billion -7.46

Ryder System has higher revenue and earnings than its peers. Ryder System is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Dividends

Ryder System pays an annual dividend of $1.84 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.2%. Ryder System pays out 44.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Ground Freight & Logistics” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.6% and pay out 36.3% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Ryder System has increased its dividend for 8 consecutive years.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Ryder System and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Ryder System 0 4 4 0 2.50
Ryder System Competitors 231 1394 1832 72 2.49

Ryder System currently has a consensus price target of $79.80, indicating a potential downside of 5.95%. As a group, “Ground Freight & Logistics” companies have a potential upside of 10.47%. Given Ryder System’s peers higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Ryder System has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

89.5% of Ryder System shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 71.3% of shares of all “Ground Freight & Logistics” companies are owned by institutional investors. 2.0% of Ryder System shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.0% of shares of all “Ground Freight & Logistics” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Ryder System peers beat Ryder System on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

Ryder System Company Profile

Ryder System, Inc. is engaged in offering transportation and supply chain management solutions. The Company operates through three segments: Fleet Management Solutions (FMS), which provides leasing, commercial rental, contract maintenance, and contract-related maintenance of trucks, tractors and trailers to customers principally in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom; Dedicated Transportation Solutions (DTS), which provides vehicles and drivers as part of a dedicated transportation solution in the United States, and Supply Chain Solutions (SCS), which provides supply chain solutions, including distribution and transportation services in North America and Asia. Through its FMS business, the Company provides its customers with various fleet solutions. In addition, it provides its customers to purchase a selection of used trucks, tractors and trailers through its used vehicle sales program. Its customer base includes enterprises operating in various industries.

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