Expeditors International of Washington (NASDAQ:EXPD) & The Competition Head to Head Analysis

Expeditors International of Washington (NASDAQ: EXPD) is one of 10 publicly-traded companies in the “Freight transportation arrangement” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Expeditors International of Washington to related businesses based on the strength of its earnings, dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability and valuation.

Profitability

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This table compares Expeditors International of Washington and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Expeditors International of Washington 7.07% 22.79% 14.87%
Expeditors International of Washington Competitors -2.17% 12.09% 3.24%

Dividends

Expeditors International of Washington pays an annual dividend of $0.84 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. Expeditors International of Washington pays out 33.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Freight transportation arrangement” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.4% and pay out 34.2% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Expeditors International of Washington has raised its dividend for 23 consecutive years.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Expeditors International of Washington and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Expeditors International of Washington $6.92 billion $489.34 million 24.83
Expeditors International of Washington Competitors $4.76 billion $169.74 million 19.47

Expeditors International of Washington has higher revenue and earnings than its peers. Expeditors International of Washington is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for Expeditors International of Washington and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Expeditors International of Washington 1 6 1 0 2.00
Expeditors International of Washington Competitors 105 416 353 16 2.31

Expeditors International of Washington presently has a consensus price target of $62.57, indicating a potential upside of 1.59%. As a group, “Freight transportation arrangement” companies have a potential upside of 13.77%. Given Expeditors International of Washington’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Expeditors International of Washington has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Risk and Volatility

Expeditors International of Washington has a beta of 0.69, indicating that its stock price is 31% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Expeditors International of Washington’s peers have a beta of 1.29, indicating that their average stock price is 29% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

91.7% of Expeditors International of Washington shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 74.2% of shares of all “Freight transportation arrangement” companies are held by institutional investors. 0.8% of Expeditors International of Washington shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 7.9% of shares of all “Freight transportation arrangement” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Expeditors International of Washington beats its peers on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

About Expeditors International of Washington

Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. provides logistics services in the Americas, North Asia, South Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and India. The company offers airfreight services, such as air freight consolidation and forwarding; ocean freight and ocean services, such as ocean freight consolidation, direct ocean forwarding, and order management; customs brokerage, intra-continental ground transportation and delivery, and warehousing and distribution services; and customs clearance, purchase order management, vendor consolidation, time-definite transportation services, cargo insurance, cargo monitoring and tracking, and other logistics solutions. It acts as a freight consolidator or as an agent for the airline, which carries the shipment. The company also provides ancillary services that include preparation of shipping and customs documentation, packing, crating, insurance services, negotiation of letters of credit, and the preparation of documentation to comply with local export laws. Its customers include retailing and wholesaling, electronics, and industrial and manufacturing companies. Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

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