Landstar System (NASDAQ: LSTR) is one of 15 publicly-traded companies in the “Freight Trucking” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Landstar System to related businesses based on the strength of its dividends, earnings, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk and institutional ownership.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Landstar System and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Landstar System 2 4 3 0 2.11
Landstar System Competitors 144 702 590 28 2.34

Landstar System presently has a consensus price target of $89.13, indicating a potential downside of 11.58%. As a group, “Freight Trucking” companies have a potential upside of 17.56%. Given Landstar System’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Landstar System has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Dividends

Landstar System pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.4%. Landstar System pays out 11.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Freight Trucking” companies pay a dividend yield of 0.6% and pay out 16.3% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Landstar System and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Landstar System $3.33 billion $271.70 million 29.13
Landstar System Competitors $1.53 billion $229.92 million 29.70

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

Risk and Volatility

Landstar System has a beta of 0.76, indicating that its share price is 24% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Landstar System’s rivals have a beta of 1.04, indicating that their average share price is 3% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Landstar System 4.37% 26.11% 13.28%
Landstar System Competitors 5.03% 10.57% 5.41%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

97.0% of Landstar System shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 58.5% of shares of all “Freight Trucking” companies are owned by institutional investors. 1.0% of Landstar System shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 24.4% of shares of all “Freight Trucking” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

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

Landstar System Company Profile

Landstar System, Inc. (Landstar) is an asset-light provider of integrated transportation management solutions. The Company offers services to its customers across multiple transportation modes, with the ability to arrange for individual shipments of freight to enterprise solutions to manage customer’s transportation needs. It operates in two segments: the Transportation Logistics segment and the Insurance segment. The Transportation Logistics segment provides a range of integrated transportation management solutions. Transportation services offered by it include truckload and less-than-truckload transportation, rail intermodal, air cargo, ocean cargo, expedited ground and air delivery of time-critical freight, heavy-haul or specialized, the United States-Canada and the United States-Mexico cross-border, project cargo and customs brokerage. The insurance segment consists of Signature Insurance Company, which is an offshore insurance subsidiary, and Risk Management Claim Services, Inc.

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