Contrasting Sino-Global Shipping America (SINO) and Forward Air (FWRD)

Sino-Global Shipping America (NASDAQ:SINO) and Forward Air (NASDAQ:FWRD) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, dividends and risk.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Sino-Global Shipping America and Forward Air’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Sino-Global Shipping America $23.07 million 0.57 $450,000.00 N/A N/A
Forward Air $1.10 billion 1.61 $87.32 million $2.36 25.76

Forward Air has higher revenue and earnings than Sino-Global Shipping America.

Dividends

Forward Air pays an annual dividend of $0.72 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.2%. Sino-Global Shipping America does not pay a dividend. Forward Air pays out 30.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Forward Air has raised its dividend for 2 consecutive years.

Profitability

This table compares Sino-Global Shipping America and Forward Air’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Sino-Global Shipping America -6.10% -7.98% -6.39%
Forward Air 7.85% 15.63% 11.87%

Risk and Volatility

Sino-Global Shipping America has a beta of 2.89, meaning that its share price is 189% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Forward Air has a beta of 1.53, meaning that its share price is 53% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for Sino-Global Shipping America and Forward Air, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Sino-Global Shipping America 0 0 1 0 3.00
Forward Air 0 1 2 0 2.67

Sino-Global Shipping America currently has a consensus price target of $1.75, suggesting a potential upside of 80.41%. Forward Air has a consensus price target of $69.33, suggesting a potential upside of 14.05%. Given Sino-Global Shipping America’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Sino-Global Shipping America is more favorable than Forward Air.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

1.8% of Sino-Global Shipping America shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 96.7% of Forward Air shares are held by institutional investors. 15.9% of Sino-Global Shipping America shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 2.0% of Forward Air shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Forward Air beats Sino-Global Shipping America on 10 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Sino-Global Shipping America

Sino-Global Shipping America, Ltd. provides shipping and freight logistics integrated solution in the United States, the People's Republic of China, Hong Kong, Australia, and Canada. Its services include inland transportation management, freight logistics, container trucking services, and bulk cargo container services. Sino-Global Shipping America, Ltd. was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Roslyn, New York.

About Forward Air

Forward Air Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an asset-light freight and logistics company in the United State and Canada. The company operates through four segments: Expedited Less-than-truckload (LTL), Truckload Premium Services (TLS), Intermodal, and Pool Distribution (Pool). The Expedited LTL segment provides expedited regional, inter-regional, and national LTL services, as well as local pick-up and delivery services. It also offers shipment consolidation and deconsolidation, warehousing, customs brokerage, and other handling services. This segment provides its transportation services through a network of terminals located at or near airports. The TLS segment offers expedited truckload brokerage, dedicated fleet, and high security and temperature-controlled logistics services. The Intermodal segment provides intermodal container drayage services; and contract, and container freight station warehouse and handling services. The Pool segment offers high-frequency handling and distribution of time-sensitive products to various destinations. Forward Air Corporation was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Greeneville, Tennessee.

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