Ryder System (NYSE: R) is one of 28 publicly-traded companies in the “Ground Freight & Logistics” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Ryder System to similar businesses based on the strength of its profitability, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, dividends, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Ryder System and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Ryder System 0 4 3 0 2.43
Ryder System Competitors 227 1373 1812 72 2.50

Ryder System currently has a consensus target price of $75.25, suggesting a potential downside of 5.73%. As a group, “Ground Freight & Logistics” companies have a potential upside of 15.52%. Given Ryder System’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Ryder System has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Ryder System and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Ryder System $6.99 billion $1.82 billion 19.14
Ryder System Competitors $5.89 billion $1.72 billion -3.18

Ryder System has higher revenue and earnings than its rivals. Ryder System 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.

Profitability

This table compares Ryder System and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Ryder System 3.17% 11.71% 2.21%
Ryder System Competitors 11.42% 16.36% 5.73%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

89.5% of Ryder System shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 71.3% of shares of all “Ground Freight & Logistics” companies are held by institutional investors. 2.0% of Ryder System shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.0% of shares of all “Ground Freight & Logistics” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility and Risk

Ryder System has a beta of 1.37, suggesting that its share price is 37% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Ryder System’s rivals have a beta of 1.36, suggesting that their average share price is 36% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Ryder System pays an annual dividend of $1.84 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.3%. Ryder System pays out 44.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Ground Freight & Logistics” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.7% and pay out 36.0% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Ryder System has increased its dividend for 8 consecutive years.

Summary

Ryder System rivals beat Ryder System on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

Ryder System Company Profile

Ryder System, Inc. is engaged in offering transportation and supply chain management solutions. The Company operates through three segments: Fleet Management Solutions (FMS), which provides leasing, commercial rental, contract maintenance, and contract-related maintenance of trucks, tractors and trailers to customers principally in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom; Dedicated Transportation Solutions (DTS), which provides vehicles and drivers as part of a dedicated transportation solution in the United States, and Supply Chain Solutions (SCS), which provides supply chain solutions, including distribution and transportation services in North America and Asia. Through its FMS business, the Company provides its customers with various fleet solutions. In addition, it provides its customers to purchase a selection of used trucks, tractors and trailers through its used vehicle sales program. Its customer base includes enterprises operating in various industries.

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