Swift Transportation (SWFT) and The Competition Financial Comparison
Swift Transportation (NYSE: SWFT) is one of 28 public companies in the “Ground Freight & Logistics” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Swift Transportation to similar companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk and profitability.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Swift Transportation and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||EBITDA||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Swift Transportation||$4.01 billion||$480.95 million||32.77|
|Swift Transportation Competitors||$5.89 billion||$1.72 billion||-4.22|
Swift Transportation’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Swift Transportation. Swift Transportation is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.
This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Swift Transportation and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Swift Transportation Competitors||227||1371||1810||72||2.50|
Swift Transportation currently has a consensus target price of $28.33, suggesting a potential downside of 3.92%. As a group, “Ground Freight & Logistics” companies have a potential upside of 16.06%. Given Swift Transportation’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Swift Transportation has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.
Volatility & Risk
Swift Transportation has a beta of 1.96, meaning that its stock price is 96% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Swift Transportation’s rivals have a beta of 1.36, meaning that their average stock price is 36% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
74.9% of Swift Transportation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 71.4% of shares of all “Ground Freight & Logistics” companies are owned by institutional investors. 44.9% of Swift Transportation shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.0% of shares of all “Ground Freight & Logistics” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares Swift Transportation and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Swift Transportation Competitors||11.42%||16.36%||5.73%|
Swift Transportation beats its rivals on 7 of the 13 factors compared.
About Swift Transportation
Swift Transportation Company is a multi-faceted transportation services company. As of December 31, 2016, the Company operated fleets of truckload equipment in North America from over 40 terminals near key freight centers and traffic lanes. The Company’ segments include Truckload, Dedicated, Swift Refrigerated and Intermodal. The Company’s other segments include its logistics and freight brokerage services, as well as support services that its subsidiaries provide to customers and owner-operators, including repair and maintenance shop services, equipment leasing, and insurance. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s fleet consisted of 13,937 company tractors and 4,429 owner-operator tractors, as well as 64,066 trailers, and 9,131 intermodal containers. Its suite of service offerings include line-haul services, dedicated customer contracts, temperature-controlled units, intermodal freight solutions, flatbed hauling, freight brokerage and logistics.
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