Vitran Corporation, Inc. (USA) (NASDAQ: VTNC) is one of 30 publicly-traded companies in the “Ground Freight & Logistics” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Vitran Corporation, Inc. (USA) to related businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability and valuation.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

71.6% of shares of all “Ground Freight & Logistics” companies are held by institutional investors. 11.6% of shares of all “Ground Freight & Logistics” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Vitran Corporation, Inc. (USA) and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Vitran Corporation, Inc. (USA) 0 0 0 0 N/A
Vitran Corporation, Inc. (USA) Competitors 224 1636 2177 76 2.51

As a group, “Ground Freight & Logistics” companies have a potential upside of 12.14%. Given Vitran Corporation, Inc. (USA)’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Vitran Corporation, Inc. (USA) has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Risk & Volatility

Vitran Corporation, Inc. (USA) has a beta of 2.37, suggesting that its share price is 137% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Vitran Corporation, Inc. (USA)’s competitors have a beta of 1.50, suggesting that their average share price is 50% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Vitran Corporation, Inc. (USA) and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Vitran Corporation, Inc. (USA) N/A N/A -3.47
Vitran Corporation, Inc. (USA) Competitors $7.05 billion $899.14 million 224.47

Vitran Corporation, Inc. (USA)’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Vitran Corporation, Inc. (USA). Vitran Corporation, Inc. (USA) is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Vitran Corporation, Inc. (USA) and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Vitran Corporation, Inc. (USA) N/A N/A N/A
Vitran Corporation, Inc. (USA) Competitors 10.35% 14.31% 5.08%

Summary

Vitran Corporation, Inc. (USA) competitors beat Vitran Corporation, Inc. (USA) on 7 of the 8 factors compared.

Vitran Corporation, Inc. (USA) Company Profile

Vitran Corporation Inc. (Vitran), is a provider of freight surface transportation and related supply chain services throughout Canada 34 states in the eastern, southeastern, central, southwestern, and western United States. The Company’s business consists of Less-than-truckload services (LTL). These services are provided by stand-alone business units within their respective regions. Vitran’s business is carried on through its subsidiaries, which hold the licenses and permits required to carry on business. In March 2013, Vitran Corp Inc completed divestiture of its Supply Chain Operation division to Legacy Supply Chain. In October 2013, Vitran Corporation Inc. completed the sale of its United States LTL business. In March 2014, TransForce Inc completed the acquisition of Vitran.

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