Daseke (DSKE) & National Express Group (NXPGF) Head to Head Comparison

National Express Group (OTCMKTS:NXPGF) and Daseke (NASDAQ:DSKE) are both transportation companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, risk, dividends, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for National Express Group and Daseke, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
National Express Group 0 1 0 0 2.00
Daseke 0 1 5 0 2.83

Daseke has a consensus target price of $14.88, suggesting a potential upside of 357.69%. Given Daseke’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Daseke is more favorable than National Express Group.

Volatility & Risk

National Express Group has a beta of 0.21, indicating that its stock price is 79% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Daseke has a beta of 1.29, indicating that its stock price is 29% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

36.2% of Daseke shares are held by institutional investors. 37.2% of Daseke shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares National Express Group and Daseke’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
National Express Group $2.85 billion 0.89 N/A N/A N/A
Daseke $846.30 million 0.25 $26.99 million ($0.60) -5.42

Daseke has lower revenue, but higher earnings than National Express Group.

Profitability

This table compares National Express Group and Daseke’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
National Express Group N/A N/A N/A
Daseke 3.77% 2.25% 0.65%

Summary

Daseke beats National Express Group on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About National Express Group

National Express Group PLC provides public transport services in the United Kingdom, Continental Europe, North Africa, North America, and the Middle East. The company operates through UK, German Rail, ALSA, and North America segments. It owns and leases buses, coaches, and trains to deliver local, regional, national, and international transportation services. The company also operates urban bus and transit operations; scheduled coach services linking approximately 900 destinations across the United Kingdom; and offers private hire and commuter coach travel services in London and the south of England. In addition, the company operates service areas and other transport-related businesses, such as fuel distribution; and offers student transportation services. National Express Group PLC was incorporated in 1991 and is based in Birmingham, the United Kingdom.

About Daseke

Daseke, Inc. provides transportation and logistics solutions with a focus on flatbed and specialized freight in North America. It operates through Flatbed Solutions and Specialized Solutions segments. The company transports heavy haul freight, defense and commercial arms, ammunition and explosives, radioactive cargo and hazardous materials, and commercial sheet glass, as well as offers 10-wheel drive-away services. It also offers industrial warehousing and distribution services, including export packaging and free trade zone access in Savannah, Georgia; and over-dimensional cargo solution. In addition, Daseke, Inc. operates as an open deck carrier for power sports industry. The company serves automotive, port intermodal, power generation, and steel and building materials markets. As of December 31, 2017, the company operated 3,218 company-owned tractors, and 11,237 trailers, as well as 2,056 tractors owned and operated by independent contractors. Daseke, Inc. is headquartered in Addison, Texas.

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