Swift Transportation (SWFT) and Its Rivals Head-To-Head Review

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

Volatility & Risk

Swift Transportation has a beta of 1.96, indicating that its share price is 96% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Swift Transportation’s competitors have a beta of 1.38, indicating that their average share price is 38% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for Swift Transportation and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Swift Transportation 0 5 10 0 2.67
Swift Transportation Competitors 183 1296 1796 70 2.52

Swift Transportation currently has a consensus price target of $28.33, suggesting a potential downside of 3.92%. As a group, “Ground Freight & Logistics” companies have a potential upside of 10.29%. Given Swift Transportation’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Swift Transportation has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

74.9% of Swift Transportation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 71.3% of shares of all “Ground Freight & Logistics” companies are owned by institutional investors. 44.9% of Swift Transportation 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 endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Swift Transportation and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Swift Transportation $4.01 billion $480.95 million 32.77
Swift Transportation Competitors $5.92 billion $1.74 billion -4.29

Swift Transportation’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Swift Transportation. Swift Transportation 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.

Profitability

This table compares Swift Transportation and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Swift Transportation 2.65% 15.10% 4.04%
Swift Transportation Competitors 10.86% 15.03% 5.33%

Summary

Swift Transportation beats its competitors on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

Swift Transportation Company Profile

Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc., formerly Swift Transportation Company, provides truckload services in North America. The Company also provides rail intermodal and non-asset based freight brokerage and logistics management services. The Company provides its services across United States, Mexico and Canada using its dry van, refrigerated, flatbed and specialized trailers, and intermodal containers. As of September 10, 2017, the Company had a fleet of approximately 23,000 tractors and 77,000 trailers. It operates through its Knight Transportation, Swift Transportation, and Barr-Nunn branded subsidiaries.

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