Head-To-Head Comparison: US Xpress Enterprises (USX) & Its Peers

US Xpress Enterprises (NYSE: USX) is one of 13,333 publicly-traded companies in the “” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare US Xpress Enterprises to similar businesses based on the strength of its profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares US Xpress Enterprises and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
US Xpress Enterprises 1.38% 31.03% 5.77%
US Xpress Enterprises Competitors -184.66% 6.30% 1.81%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for US Xpress Enterprises and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
US Xpress Enterprises 0 0 7 0 3.00
US Xpress Enterprises Competitors 62212 236442 309558 12834 2.44

US Xpress Enterprises currently has a consensus price target of $19.80, indicating a potential upside of 132.39%. As a group, “” companies have a potential upside of 24.62%. Given US Xpress Enterprises’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe US Xpress Enterprises is more favorable than its peers.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares US Xpress Enterprises and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
US Xpress Enterprises $1.80 billion $24.90 million 5.36
US Xpress Enterprises Competitors $7.21 billion $555.22 million 13.66

US Xpress Enterprises’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than US Xpress Enterprises. US Xpress Enterprises is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

34.3% of US Xpress Enterprises shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 56.0% of shares of all “” companies are held by institutional investors. 13.4% of shares of all “” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

About US Xpress Enterprises

U.S. Xpress Enterprises, Inc. operates as an asset-based truckload carrier providing services primarily in the United States. It operates in two segments, Truckload and Brokerage. The Truckload segment offers asset-based truckload services, including the over-the-road and contract services. The Brokerage segment provides non-asset-based freight brokerage services. The company offers customers a portfolio of services using its truckload fleet and third-party carriers through its non-asset-based truck brokerage network. As of March 31, 2018, its fleet consisted of approximately 6,800 tractors and approximately 16,000 trailers, including approximately 1,300 tractors provided by independent contractors. The company was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

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