Hub Group (NASDAQ: HUBG) is one of 28 publicly-traded companies in the “Ground Freight & Logistics” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Hub Group to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings and dividends.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

91.1% of Hub Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 71.3% of shares of all “Ground Freight & Logistics” companies are held by institutional investors. 5.4% of Hub Group shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 12.0% of shares of all “Ground Freight & Logistics” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Hub Group and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hub Group 1 4 3 0 2.25
Hub Group Competitors 228 1380 1824 72 2.50

Hub Group currently has a consensus price target of $41.40, indicating a potential downside of 3.61%. As a group, “Ground Freight & Logistics” companies have a potential upside of 9.94%. Given Hub Group’s competitors stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Hub Group has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Volatility & Risk

Hub Group has a beta of 1.41, indicating that its share price is 41% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Hub Group’s competitors have a beta of 1.38, indicating that their average share price is 38% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Hub Group and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Hub Group 1.50% 9.49% 4.46%
Hub Group Competitors 10.86% 15.03% 5.33%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Hub Group and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Hub Group $3.73 billion $146.62 million 25.41
Hub Group Competitors $5.92 billion $1.74 billion -5.60

Hub Group’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Hub Group. Hub Group is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Hub Group competitors beat Hub Group on 10 of the 13 factors compared.

About Hub Group

Hub Group, Inc. is an asset-light freight transportation management company. The Company offers intermodal, truck brokerage and logistics services. It operates through two business segments: Mode and Hub. The Mode segment markets and operates its freight transportation services, consisting of intermodal, truck brokerage and logistics, primarily through agents entering into contractual arrangements with Mode Transportation, LLC (Mode LLC). The Mode segment also operates a temperature protected services division. The Hub segment provides intermodal, truck brokerage and logistics services through a network of operating centers throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. The Hub segment services customers in a range of industries, including consumer products, retail and durable goods. It operates through a network of operating centers and independent business owners. The Company also provides drayage services with its own drayage operations.

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