Triton International (TRTN) & Quest Resource (QRHC) Financial Review

Triton International (NYSE: TRTN) and Quest Resource (NASDAQ:QRHC) are both transportation companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, risk, earnings and dividends.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

65.3% of Triton International shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 13.6% of Quest Resource shares are held by institutional investors. 1.4% of Triton International shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 50.2% of Quest Resource shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Triton International and Quest Resource, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Triton International 0 1 4 0 2.80
Quest Resource 0 0 1 0 3.00

Triton International currently has a consensus price target of $43.80, suggesting a potential upside of 17.43%. Quest Resource has a consensus price target of $5.00, suggesting a potential upside of 145.10%. Given Quest Resource’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Quest Resource is more favorable than Triton International.

Volatility & Risk

Triton International has a beta of 2.65, indicating that its stock price is 165% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Quest Resource has a beta of 2.82, indicating that its stock price is 182% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Triton International and Quest Resource’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Triton International $1.16 billion 2.59 $344.59 million $2.78 13.40
Quest Resource $138.35 million 0.23 -$5.82 million ($0.38) -5.37

Triton International has higher revenue and earnings than Quest Resource. Quest Resource is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Triton International, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Triton International and Quest Resource’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Triton International 32.43% 12.30% 2.71%
Quest Resource -4.34% -8.32% -5.87%

Dividends

Triton International pays an annual dividend of $1.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.8%. Quest Resource does not pay a dividend. Triton International pays out 64.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

Triton International beats Quest Resource on 11 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

Triton International Company Profile

Triton International Limited engages in the acquisition, leasing, re-leasing, and sale of various types of intermodal transportation equipment to shipping lines, and freight forwarding companies and manufacturers. It operates in two segments, Equipment Leasing and Equipment Trading. The company primarily leases dry freight, refrigerated, special, and tank containers; and chassis used for the transportation of containers, as well as manages containers owned by third parties. As of December 31, 2017, its total fleet consisted of 3,429,796 containers and chassis representing 5,648,987 twenty-foot equivalent units. The company also purchases containers from shipping line customers and other sellers, and resells these containers to container retailers and users. It operates in Asia, Europe, the Americas, Bermuda, and internationally. The company was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Hamilton, Bermuda.

Quest Resource Company Profile

Quest Resource Holding Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides management programs to reuse, recycle, and dispose various waste streams and recyclables in the United States. The company offers recycling and waste management services for motor oil, oil filters, scrap tires, grease and cooking oil, food waste, and expired food products; and various other materials, such as glass, cardboard, paper, and metal, as well as hazardous materials, plastics, construction debris, batteries, mercury, lights, regulated waste, electronic devices, and industrial cleaning products. It also provides landfill diversion services. In addition, the company operates Earth911.com, a Website that offers data, information, and articles in engaging, educating, and entertaining consumers regarding the environment, recycling, and sustainability. Further, it provides sustainability programs, including strategic planning, writing policies and procedures, LEED and green globe certification, life cycle assessment, energy modeling, building commissioning, and carbon emission reduction reporting. Quest Resource Holding Corporation serves big box, food chain, and other retailers; automotive and fleet providers; construction and demolition projects; and commercial, industrial, residential, and educational properties through direct sales force and strategic partnerships. The company was formerly known as Infinity Resources Holdings Corp. and changed its name to Quest Resource Holding Corporation in October 2013. Quest Resource Holding Corporation is based in The Colony, Texas.

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