Comparing Vitran Corporation, Inc. (USA) (VTNC) & Its Peers

Vitran Corporation, Inc. (USA) (NASDAQ: VTNC) is one of 30 public companies in the “Ground Freight & Logistics” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Vitran Corporation, Inc. (USA) to similar businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, risk, profitability, earnings, valuation, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

71.6% of shares of all “Ground Freight & Logistics” companies are owned by institutional investors. 11.6% 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 company will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk and Volatility

Vitran Corporation, Inc. (USA) has a beta of 2.37, indicating that its stock price is 137% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Vitran Corporation, Inc. (USA)’s peers have a beta of 1.50, indicating that their average stock price is 50% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Vitran Corporation, Inc. (USA) and its peers’ 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 10.35% 14.31% 5.08%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Vitran Corporation, Inc. (USA) and its peers, as provided 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 205 1488 2080 74 2.53

As a group, “Ground Freight & Logistics” companies have a potential upside of 12.12%. Given Vitran Corporation, Inc. (USA)’s peers higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Vitran Corporation, Inc. (USA) has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Earnings & Valuation

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

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Vitran Corporation, Inc. (USA) N/A N/A -3.47
Vitran Corporation, Inc. (USA) Competitors $7.05 billion $899.14 million 224.47

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

Summary

Vitran Corporation, Inc. (USA) peers 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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