Textainer Group Holdings Limited (NYSE: TGH) and Avolon Holdings (NASDAQ:AVOL) are both transportation companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, profitabiliy, dividends, risk, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.


Textainer Group Holdings Limited pays an annual dividend of $0.03 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.2%. Avolon Holdings does not pay a dividend. Textainer Group Holdings Limited pays out -2.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

21.6% of Textainer Group Holdings Limited shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Textainer Group Holdings Limited and Avolon Holdings, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Textainer Group Holdings Limited 0 1 2 0 2.67
Avolon Holdings 0 0 0 0 N/A

Textainer Group Holdings Limited currently has a consensus target price of $18.67, indicating a potential upside of 21.21%. Given Textainer Group Holdings Limited’s higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Textainer Group Holdings Limited is more favorable than Avolon Holdings.


This table compares Textainer Group Holdings Limited and Avolon Holdings’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Textainer Group Holdings Limited -13.12% -6.44% -1.77%
Avolon Holdings 28.83% 14.90% 3.31%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Textainer Group Holdings Limited and Avolon Holdings’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Textainer Group Holdings Limited $478.46 million 1.83 $303.56 million ($1.10) -14.00
Avolon Holdings N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Textainer Group Holdings Limited has higher revenue and earnings than Avolon Holdings.


Textainer Group Holdings Limited beats Avolon Holdings on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Textainer Group Holdings Limited Company Profile

Textainer Group Holdings Limited is a holding company. The Company is involved in the purchase, ownership, management, leasing and disposal of a fleet of intermodal containers. The Company operates in three segments: Container Ownership, which owns containers; Container Management, which manages containers on behalf of affiliated and unaffiliated container investors, and provides acquisition, management and disposal services, and total managed containers, and Container Resale, which sells containers from its fleet when they reach the end of their useful lives in marine service, and also purchases and leases or resells containers from shipping line customers, container traders and other sellers of containers. The Company is a lessor of intermodal containers based on fleet size. The Company is also a seller of used containers. The Company’s subsidiaries include Textainer Equipment Management Limited (TEML) and Textainer Limited (TL).

Avolon Holdings Company Profile

Avolon Holdings Limited (Avolon Holdings) is a United States-based holding company, which provides aircraft leasing and lease management services. The Company operates through its wholly owned subsidiary Avolon S.a r.l. (Avolon), which is a global aircraft leasing company focused on acquiring, managing and selling commercial aircraft. Avolon’s owned, managed and committed Portfolio comprises 227 aircraft, including 122 owned, 12 managed and 93 committed aircraft. Avolon’s owned portfolio comprises primarily of narrowbody aircraft, including the Airbus A320 family and the Boeing 737-800, and select widebody aircraft, including the Airbus A330, the Boeing 777 and the Boeing 787. Avolon’s committed Portfolio includes 66 next generation Airbus A320neo, Boeing 737 MAX, Airbus A330neo and Boeing 787 family of aircraft. Avolon has a customer base of 49 customers across 27 countries across the world.

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