Swift Transportation (NYSE: KNX) is one of 15 publicly-traded companies in the “Freight Trucking” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Swift Transportation to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, valuation, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and risk.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
58.5% of shares of all “Freight Trucking” companies are held by institutional investors. 9.9% of Swift Transportation shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 24.4% of shares of all “Freight Trucking” companies are held 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.
This table compares Swift Transportation and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Swift Transportation Competitors||5.04%||10.49%||5.38%|
This is a summary of recent recommendations for Swift Transportation and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Swift Transportation Competitors||89||610||578||25||2.41|
Swift Transportation currently has a consensus price target of $39.60, indicating a potential downside of 1.69%. As a group, “Freight Trucking” companies have a potential upside of 4.82%. Given Swift Transportation’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Swift Transportation has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.
Volatility and Risk
Swift Transportation has a beta of 1.97, indicating that its stock price is 97% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Swift Transportation’s rivals have a beta of 1.04, indicating that their average stock price is 3% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Swift Transportation and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||EBITDA||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Swift Transportation||$1.11 billion||$243.34 million||32.22|
|Swift Transportation Competitors||$1.54 billion||$228.59 million||29.90|
Swift Transportation’s rivals have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Swift Transportation. Swift Transportation 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.
Swift Transportation rivals beat Swift Transportation on 7 of the 13 factors compared.
Swift Transportation Company Profile
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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