Schneider National (NASDAQ: SNDR) and Genesee & Wyoming (NYSE:GWR) are both mid-cap industrials companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation and profitabiliy.


This table compares Schneider National and Genesee & Wyoming’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Schneider National 4.32% 13.37% 5.98%
Genesee & Wyoming 6.64% 6.32% 2.63%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Schneider National and Genesee & Wyoming’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Schneider National $4.20 billion 0.89 $544.67 million N/A N/A
Genesee & Wyoming $2.08 billion 1.99 $609.92 million $2.29 29.35

Genesee & Wyoming has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Schneider National.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

95.9% of Genesee & Wyoming shares are held by institutional investors. 3.8% of Genesee & Wyoming shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Schneider National and Genesee & Wyoming, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Schneider National 0 2 7 0 2.78
Genesee & Wyoming 0 5 3 0 2.38

Schneider National presently has a consensus price target of $22.43, indicating a potential upside of 5.80%. Genesee & Wyoming has a consensus price target of $75.60, indicating a potential upside of 12.50%. Given Genesee & Wyoming’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Genesee & Wyoming is more favorable than Schneider National.


Genesee & Wyoming beats Schneider National on 7 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Schneider National Company Profile

Schneider National, Inc. is a provider of transportation, logistics and related services. The Company’s transportation solutions include one-way, intermodal, dedicated, bulk, transport management, trans loading services, international services and Schneider payment services. Its supply chain management and consulting services include logistics solution design, global supply chain services, enterprise and market entry assistance, and sourcing and compliance. Schneider Logistics is the subsidiary of the Company, which provides supply chain management technology, managed services, engineering services and freight payment. The Company operates approximately 10,000 tractors, around 28,800 trailers and around 14,300 containers. It has operations in around 36 locations in Canada, the United States and Mexico.

Genesee & Wyoming Company Profile

Genesee & Wyoming Inc. owns and operates freight railroads across the world. As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned or leased 122 freight railroads worldwide that are organized in 10 operating regions. The Company operates through three segments, which include North American Operations, Australian Operations and U.K./European Operations. In North America, the Company has operations in eight regions, such as Central, Coastal (which includes industrial switching and port operations), Midwest, Mountain West (which includes industrial switching operations), Northeast, Pacific, Southern and Canada. Outside the United States, the Company has operations in two regions: Australia and the United Kingdom/Europe (which consists of operations in the United Kingdom, Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands and Poland, as well as the provision of management and technical support through Freightliner to Saudi Arabia Railway Company).

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