Knight-Swift Transportation (KNX) and Its Rivals Critical Review
Knight-Swift Transportation (NYSE: KNX) is one of 15 public companies in the “Freight Trucking” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Knight-Swift Transportation to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, risk, profitability, earnings and institutional ownership.
This table compares Knight-Swift Transportation and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Knight-Swift Transportation Competitors||9.29%||9.07%||4.84%|
Volatility and Risk
Knight-Swift Transportation has a beta of 2.07, suggesting that its share price is 107% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Knight-Swift Transportation’s peers have a beta of 1.18, suggesting that their average share price is 18% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Knight-Swift Transportation and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Knight-Swift Transportation Competitors||92||623||584||25||2.41|
Knight-Swift Transportation currently has a consensus price target of $40.50, suggesting a potential upside of 1.68%. As a group, “Freight Trucking” companies have a potential upside of 2.33%. Given Knight-Swift Transportation’s peers higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Knight-Swift Transportation has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
65.9% of Knight-Swift Transportation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 58.8% of shares of all “Freight Trucking” companies are held by institutional investors. 9.9% of Knight-Swift Transportation shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 26.6% of shares of all “Freight Trucking” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Knight-Swift Transportation and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||NetIncome||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Knight-Swift Transportation||$4.03 billion||$149.26 million||44.20|
|Knight-Swift Transportation Competitors||$1.88 billion||$99.34 million||31.17|
Knight-Swift Transportation has higher revenue and earnings than its peers. Knight-Swift Transportation 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.
Knight-Swift Transportation peers beat Knight-Swift Transportation on 7 of the 13 factors compared.
About Knight-Swift Transportation
Knight Transportation, Inc. is a provider of multiple truckload transportation and logistics services, which involve the movement of trailer or container loads of freight from origin to destination for a single customer. The Company operates through two segments: Trucking and Logistics. Its Trucking segment consists of three operating units: dry van truckload, temperature-controlled truckload and drayage services. The Trucking segment provides truckload transportation, including services of various products, goods and materials. Its Logistics segment consists of two operating units: freight brokerage services and rail intermodal. It provides logistics, freight management and other non-trucking services to its customers, through its Logistics segment. It provides a range of truckload and logistics services through its nationwide network of service centers, truckload tractor fleets and its contractual access to third-party capacity providers. It operates primarily in the United States.
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