Canadian Pacific Railway (NYSE:CP) & Schneider National (SNDR) Financial Comparison

Schneider National (NYSE: SNDR) and Canadian Pacific Railway (NYSE:CP) are both mid-cap transportation companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, risk and dividends.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Schneider National and Canadian Pacific Railway’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Schneider National $4.05 billion 1.27 $156.85 million N/A N/A
Canadian Pacific Railway $4.71 billion 5.64 $1.21 billion $9.83 18.62

Canadian Pacific Railway has higher revenue and earnings than Schneider National.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

21.5% of Schneider National shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 67.5% of Canadian Pacific Railway shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.0% of Canadian Pacific Railway shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Schneider National and Canadian Pacific Railway, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Schneider National 0 4 7 0 2.64
Canadian Pacific Railway 0 3 14 0 2.82

Schneider National currently has a consensus target price of $24.75, indicating a potential downside of 14.60%. Canadian Pacific Railway has a consensus target price of $191.87, indicating a potential upside of 4.83%. Given Canadian Pacific Railway’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Canadian Pacific Railway is more favorable than Schneider National.


This table compares Schneider National and Canadian Pacific Railway’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Schneider National 3.61% 10.79% 4.79%
Canadian Pacific Railway 27.92% 31.91% 8.46%


Schneider National pays an annual dividend of $0.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.7%. Canadian Pacific Railway pays an annual dividend of $1.76 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. Canadian Pacific Railway pays out 17.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Schneider National has raised its dividend for 2 consecutive years.


Canadian Pacific Railway beats Schneider National on 12 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Schneider National

Schneider National, Inc. is a provider of transportation, logistics and related services. The Company’s transportation solutions include one-way, intermodal, dedicated, bulk, transport management, trans loading services, international services and Schneider payment services. Its supply chain management and consulting services include logistics solution design, global supply chain services, enterprise and market entry assistance, and sourcing and compliance. Schneider Logistics is the subsidiary of the Company, which provides supply chain management technology, managed services, engineering services and freight payment. The Company operates approximately 10,000 tractors, around 28,800 trailers and around 14,300 containers. It has operations in around 36 locations in Canada, the United States and Mexico.

About Canadian Pacific Railway

Canadian Pacific Railway Limited, together with its subsidiaries, owns and operates a transcontinental freight railway in Canada and the United States. The Company operates through rail transportation segment. The Company’s transports bulk commodities, merchandise freight, and intermodal traffic over a network of approximately 12,400 miles. Its railway feeds directly into the United States heartland from the east and west coasts. Its Bulk commodities include grain, coal, potash, fertilizers and sulfur. Its Merchandise freight consists of finished vehicles and machinery, as well as forest and industrial and consumer products. Its Intermodal traffic consists of retail goods in overseas containers that can be transported by train, ship and truck and in domestic containers and trailers that can be moved by train and truck. Its subsidiaries include Canadian Pacific Railway Company, Soo Line Railroad Company, Delaware and Hudson Railway Company, Inc. and Mount Stephen Properties Inc.

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