Financial Survey: BEST (BSTI) vs. Echo Global Logistics (ECHO)

Echo Global Logistics (NASDAQ: ECHO) and BEST (NASDAQ:BSTI) are both transportation companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk and profitability.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

86.1% of Echo Global Logistics shares are held by institutional investors. 8.1% of Echo Global Logistics shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Echo Global Logistics and BEST’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Echo Global Logistics -0.20% 3.27% 1.48%
BEST -4.16% N/A -11.55%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Echo Global Logistics and BEST, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Echo Global Logistics 0 3 6 0 2.67
BEST 0 0 6 0 3.00

Echo Global Logistics presently has a consensus price target of $23.13, suggesting a potential downside of 3.04%. BEST has a consensus price target of $16.20, suggesting a potential upside of 48.22%. Given BEST’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe BEST is more favorable than Echo Global Logistics.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Echo Global Logistics and BEST’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Echo Global Logistics $1.75 billion 0.39 $31.70 million ($0.12) -198.75
BEST N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Echo Global Logistics has higher revenue and earnings than BEST.

Summary

Echo Global Logistics beats BEST on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Echo Global Logistics

Echo Global Logistics, Inc. is a provider of technology-enabled transportation and supply chain management solutions. The Company utilizes a technology platform to compile and analyze data from its multi-modal network of transportation providers to facilitate its transportation and logistics services. The Company focuses primarily on arranging transportation by truckload (TL) and less than truckload (LTL) carriers. It also offers intermodal (which involves moving a shipment by rail and truck), small parcel, domestic air, expedited and international transportation services. The Company’s core logistics services include rate negotiation, shipment execution and tracking, carrier selection and management, routing compliance freight bill payment and audit, payment and performance management and reporting functions.

About BEST

BEST Inc. is engaged in providing supply chain solutions. The Company offers a cloud based platform, BEST Cloud which is integration of online and offline retail to offer delivery. It provides technology-enabled solutions to its users. The Company’s service offerings include BEST supply chain management, BEST express, BEST freight, BEST store+, BEST global, BEST cargo and BEST Ucargo. BEST supply chain management offers its solutions in a range of categories, including: cloud OFCs, which offer warehouse management, in-warehouse processing and order fulfillment services to customers; transportation services, which provides transportation services and coordinate shipments to and from locations. It offer transportation services from factories to consumers includes full truckload (FTL), less-than-truckload (LTL), regional distribution, intra-city distribution and other transportation services. BEST store+ offers a door-to-door integrated cross-border supply chain services.

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