Head-To-Head Comparison: XPO Logistics (XPO) and Its Competitors

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

Profitability

This table compares XPO Logistics and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
XPO Logistics 0.80% 6.49% 1.67%
XPO Logistics Competitors 10.86% 15.03% 5.33%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for XPO Logistics and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
XPO Logistics 0 1 16 0 2.94
XPO Logistics Competitors 184 1300 1804 71 2.52

XPO Logistics currently has a consensus price target of $70.00, suggesting a potential upside of 8.29%. As a group, “Ground Freight & Logistics” companies have a potential upside of 10.80%. Given XPO Logistics’ rivals higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe XPO Logistics has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares XPO Logistics and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
XPO Logistics $14.69 billion $1.20 billion 74.30
XPO Logistics Competitors $5.92 billion $1.74 billion -2.04

XPO Logistics has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its rivals. XPO Logistics is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Risk & Volatility

XPO Logistics has a beta of 2.37, suggesting that its share price is 137% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, XPO Logistics’ rivals have a beta of 1.38, suggesting that their average share price is 38% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

89.6% of XPO Logistics shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 71.3% of shares of all “Ground Freight & Logistics” companies are owned by institutional investors. 16.9% of XPO Logistics shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 11.9% of shares of all “Ground Freight & Logistics” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

XPO Logistics beats its rivals on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

About XPO Logistics

XPO Logistics, Inc. is a global provider of supply chain solutions. The Company operates in two segments: Transportation and Logistics. The Transportation segment provides freight brokerage, last mile, less-than-truckload (LTL), full truckload and global forwarding services. The Logistics segment provides a range of contract logistics services, including highly engineered and customized solutions, value-added warehousing and distribution, cold chain solutions and other inventory solutions. Its freight brokerage operations encompass truck brokerage globally, as well as intermodal, drayage and expedite services in North America. In Logistics segment, it provides warehousing and distribution solutions, such as factory support, aftermarket support, integrated manufacturing, packaging, labeling and transportation. As of December 31, 2016, the Company had more than 10,000 independent owner operators under contract to provide drayage, expedite, last mile and LTL services to its customers.

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