YRC Worldwide (NASDAQ: YRCW) is one of 28 publicly-traded companies in the “Ground Freight & Logistics” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare YRC Worldwide to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, risk and dividends.

Volatility & Risk

YRC Worldwide has a beta of 3.73, indicating that its stock price is 273% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, YRC Worldwide’s rivals have a beta of 1.38, indicating that their average stock price is 38% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares YRC Worldwide and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
YRC Worldwide $4.80 billion $254.10 million -708.65
YRC Worldwide Competitors $5.92 billion $1.74 billion -6.81

YRC Worldwide’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than YRC Worldwide. YRC Worldwide is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.


This table compares YRC Worldwide and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
YRC Worldwide N/A -0.70% 0.16%
YRC Worldwide Competitors 11.16% 15.33% 5.44%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for YRC Worldwide and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
YRC Worldwide 0 2 3 0 2.60
YRC Worldwide Competitors 231 1383 1827 72 2.50

YRC Worldwide presently has a consensus price target of $16.33, indicating a potential upside of 15.19%. As a group, “Ground Freight & Logistics” companies have a potential upside of 9.58%. Given YRC Worldwide’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe YRC Worldwide is more favorable than its rivals.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

83.3% of YRC Worldwide shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 71.3% of shares of all “Ground Freight & Logistics” companies are owned by institutional investors. 3.7% of YRC Worldwide shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 12.0% of shares of all “Ground Freight & Logistics” companies are owned by insiders. 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.


YRC Worldwide rivals beat YRC Worldwide on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

About YRC Worldwide

YRC Worldwide Inc. is a holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, offers its customers a range of transportation services. The Company operates through two segments: YRC Freight and Regional Transportation. The Company has less-than-truckload (LTL) networks in North America with local, regional, national and international capabilities. YRC Freight segment offers a range of services for the transportation of industrial, commercial and retail goods in national, regional and international markets, primarily through the operation of owned or leased equipment in its North American ground distribution network. It provides transportation services for various categories of goods, which include apparel, appliances, automotive parts, chemicals, food, furniture, glass, machinery, metal and metal products. The Company’s Regional Transportation segment consists of USF Holland LLC (Holland), New Penn Motor Express, LLC (New Penn) and USF Reddaway Inc. (Reddaway).

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