XPO Intermodal (NASDAQ: PACR) and Expeditors International of Washington (NASDAQ:EXPD) are both industrials companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, risk, profitability and valuation.

Dividends

Expeditors International of Washington pays an annual dividend of $0.84 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. XPO Intermodal does not pay a dividend. Expeditors International of Washington pays out 36.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. XPO Intermodal has raised its dividend for 22 consecutive years.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

93.5% of Expeditors International of Washington shares are held by institutional investors. 0.8% of Expeditors International of Washington shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares XPO Intermodal and Expeditors International of Washington’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
XPO Intermodal N/A N/A N/A
Expeditors International of Washington 6.54% 22.03% 14.58%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares XPO Intermodal and Expeditors International of Washington’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
XPO Intermodal N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Expeditors International of Washington $6.42 billion 1.69 $701.62 million $2.32 25.86

Expeditors International of Washington has higher revenue and earnings than XPO Intermodal.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for XPO Intermodal and Expeditors International of Washington, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
XPO Intermodal 0 0 0 0 N/A
Expeditors International of Washington 1 6 1 0 2.00

Expeditors International of Washington has a consensus target price of $57.00, indicating a potential downside of 4.98%. Given Expeditors International of Washington’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Expeditors International of Washington is more favorable than XPO Intermodal.

Summary

Expeditors International of Washington beats XPO Intermodal on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

XPO Intermodal Company Profile

Pacer International Inc. (Pacer) is a asset-light transportation and global logistics service provider. The Company provides its transportation services from two operating segments: intermodal and logistics. Intermodal provides intermodal transportation services (the movement of freight through trailer or container using two or more modes of transportation, which include rail and truck segments) principally to beneficial cargo owners (end-user customers), transportation intermediaries and steamship lines who use intermodal transportation. Logistics segment provides highway brokerage, supply chain management services, international freight forwarding, ocean shipping, and warehousing and distribution services to a variety of end-user customers. In April 2014, XPO Logistics Inc acquired the entire share capital of Pacer International Inc. In April 2014, it acquired Pacer International Inc.

Expeditors International of Washington Company Profile

Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. is a logistics company. The Company is a third-party logistics provider, and purchases cargo space from carriers, including airlines and ocean shipping lines on a volume basis and resells that space to its customers. The Company provides a range of customer solutions, such as order management, time-definite transportation, warehousing and distribution, temperature-controlled transit, cargo insurance and customized logistics solutions. In addition, the Company’s Project Cargo unit handles special project shipments that move through a single method or combination of air, ocean, and/or ground transportation. The Company’s services include airfreight services, ocean freight and ocean services, and customs brokerage and other services. The Company operates along five geographic areas: the Americas; North Asia; South Asia; Europe, and the Middle East, Africa and India.

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