Roadrunner Transportation Systems (NYSE:RRTS) and Sino-Global Shipping America (NASDAQ:SINO) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Roadrunner Transportation Systems and Sino-Global Shipping America, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Roadrunner Transportation Systems 0 0 0 0 N/A
Sino-Global Shipping America 0 0 1 0 3.00

Sino-Global Shipping America has a consensus price target of $1.75, indicating a potential upside of 36.72%. Given Sino-Global Shipping America’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Sino-Global Shipping America is more favorable than Roadrunner Transportation Systems.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

58.5% of Roadrunner Transportation Systems shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 1.9% of Sino-Global Shipping America shares are owned by institutional investors. 25.8% of Roadrunner Transportation Systems shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 15.9% of Sino-Global Shipping America shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Roadrunner Transportation Systems and Sino-Global Shipping America’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Roadrunner Transportation Systems $2.09 billion 0.01 -$91.18 million N/A N/A
Sino-Global Shipping America $23.07 million 0.73 $450,000.00 N/A N/A

Sino-Global Shipping America has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Roadrunner Transportation Systems.

Risk and Volatility

Roadrunner Transportation Systems has a beta of 1.27, meaning that its share price is 27% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Sino-Global Shipping America has a beta of 3.01, meaning that its share price is 201% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Roadrunner Transportation Systems and Sino-Global Shipping America’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Roadrunner Transportation Systems -5.86% -154.44% -14.57%
Sino-Global Shipping America 1.99% 2.59% 2.05%

Summary

Sino-Global Shipping America beats Roadrunner Transportation Systems on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Roadrunner Transportation Systems

Roadrunner Transportation Systems, Inc. provides asset-right transportation and asset-light logistics services. The company operates through three segments: Truckload Logistics (TL), Less-than-Truckload (LTL), and Ascent Global Logistics. The TL segment arranges pickup and delivery of truckload, intermodal, and ground and air expedited freight through its 41 TL service centers, 40 company brokers, and approximately 90 independent brokerage agents in the United States, Mexico, and Canada. It also offers temperature-controlled, dry van, intermodal drayage, and flatbed services; and specializes in the transport of automotive parts, refrigerated foods, poultry, and beverages, as well as on-demand ground and air expedited services. The LTL segment is involved in the pickup, consolidation, linehaul, deconsolidation, and delivery of LTL shipments in the United States and Canada through 41 LTL service centers and approximately 180 third-party delivery agents. The company's Ascent Global Logistics segment offers domestic and international transportation and logistics solutions, including pricing, contract management, transportation mode and carrier selection, freight tracking, freight bill payment and audit, cost reporting and analysis, dispatch, and freight consolidation and warehousing. This segment also provides domestic and international air and ocean transportation, and customs brokerage services. The company offers its services under the Roadrunner, Active On-Demand, and Ascent Global Logistics brands. Roadrunner Transportation Systems, Inc. is headquartered in Downers Grove, Illinois.

About Sino-Global Shipping America

Sino-Global Shipping America, Ltd. provides shipping and freight logistics integrated solution in the United States, the People's Republic of China, Hong Kong, Australia, and Canada. Its services include inland transportation management, freight logistics, container trucking services, and bulk cargo container services. Sino-Global Shipping America, Ltd. was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Roslyn, New York.

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