Analyzing Vitran Corporation, Inc. (USA) (VTNC) and The Competition

Vitran Corporation, Inc. (USA) (NASDAQ: VTNC) is one of 29 publicly-traded companies in the “Ground Freight & Logistics” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Vitran Corporation, Inc. (USA) to similar companies based on the strength of its risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends and valuation.

Volatility and Risk

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 rivals have a beta of 1.62, suggesting that their average share price is 62% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Vitran Corporation, Inc. (USA) and its rivals, 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 193 1359 1850 72 2.52

As a group, “Ground Freight & Logistics” companies have a potential upside of 12.74%. Given Vitran Corporation, Inc. (USA)’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Vitran Corporation, Inc. (USA) has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

72.1% of shares of all “Ground Freight & Logistics” companies are held by institutional investors. 11.9% of shares of all “Ground Freight & Logistics” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Vitran Corporation, Inc. (USA) and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Vitran Corporation, Inc. (USA) N/A N/A -3.47
Vitran Corporation, Inc. (USA) Competitors $6.64 billion $807.55 million 233.35

Vitran Corporation, Inc. (USA)’s rivals 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 rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Vitran Corporation, Inc. (USA) and its rivals’ 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 9.05% 13.52% 4.81%

Summary

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

About Vitran Corporation, Inc. (USA)

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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