Head to Head Analysis: Schneider National (SNDR) vs. Universal Logistics (ULH)

Schneider National (NYSE: SNDR) and Universal Logistics (NASDAQ:ULH) are both transportation companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends and valuation.

Dividends

Schneider National pays an annual dividend of $0.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. Universal Logistics pays an annual dividend of $0.42 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.7%. Schneider National pays out 25.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares Schneider National and Universal Logistics’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Schneider National 9.19% 10.55% 5.58%
Universal Logistics 2.70% 16.71% 4.36%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for Schneider National and Universal Logistics, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Schneider National 0 3 6 0 2.67
Universal Logistics 0 1 1 0 2.50

Schneider National presently has a consensus target price of $31.43, suggesting a potential upside of 10.08%. Universal Logistics has a consensus target price of $23.00, suggesting a potential downside of 5.54%. Given Schneider National’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Schneider National is more favorable than Universal Logistics.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

25.5% of Schneider National shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 26.5% of Universal Logistics shares are held by institutional investors. 43.5% of Schneider National shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 71.0% of Universal Logistics shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Schneider National and Universal Logistics’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Schneider National $4.38 billion 1.16 $389.90 million $0.94 30.37
Universal Logistics $1.22 billion 0.57 $28.15 million N/A N/A

Schneider National has higher revenue and earnings than Universal Logistics.

Summary

Schneider National beats Universal Logistics on 9 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Schneider National

Schneider National, Inc., a transportation and logistics services company, provides truckload, intermodal, and logistics solutions in North America. Its Truckload segment provides standard long-haul and regional shipping services through dry van equipment; and bulk, temperature-controlled, final mile delivery, and customized solutions for time-sensitive loads. This segment engages in shipping furniture, mattresses, and other household goods. The company's intermodal segment offers door-to-door container on flat car services, including rail and over-the-road transportation through containers, chassis, and trucks. Its logistics segment provides non-asset freight brokerage, supply chain, and import/export services; value-added services to manage and move its customers' freight; and trans-loading and warehousing services. Schneider National, Inc. also leases equipment, such as trucks to owner-operators; and provides insurance for the company and owner-operators. The company was founded in 1935 and is headquartered in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

About Universal Logistics

Universal Logistics Holdings, Inc. provides transportation and logistics solutions in the United States, Mexico, Canada, and Colombia. It offers transportation services including dry van, flatbed, heavy haul, and refrigerated services; domestic and international freight forwarding and customs brokerage services; and final mile and ground expedite services. The company transports various commodities comprising automotive parts, machinery, building materials, paper, food, consumer goods, furniture, steel, and other metals. It also offers value-added services for customer requirements, including material handling, consolidation, sequencing, sub-assembly, cross-dock services, kitting, repacking, warehousing, and returnable container management; and intermodal support services comprising short-to-medium distance delivery of rail and steamship containers between the railhead or port, and the customer and drayage services. Universal Logistics Holdings, Inc. serves automotive, steel, oil and gas, alternative energy, and manufacturing industries, as well as other transportation companies who aggregate loads from various shippers. The company was formerly known as Universal Truckload Services, Inc. and changed its name to Universal Logistics Holdings, Inc. in April 2016. Universal Logistics Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Warren, Michigan.

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