Universal Logistics Holdings (NYSE: ULH) is one of 15 public companies in the “Freight Trucking” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Universal Logistics Holdings to similar businesses based on the strength of its earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability and valuation.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Universal Logistics Holdings and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Universal Logistics Holdings 0 2 1 0 2.33
Universal Logistics Holdings Competitors 92 621 580 25 2.41

Universal Logistics Holdings presently has a consensus target price of $23.00, suggesting a potential upside of 7.23%. As a group, “Freight Trucking” companies have a potential upside of 6.85%. Given Universal Logistics Holdings’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Universal Logistics Holdings is more favorable than its competitors.

Profitability

This table compares Universal Logistics Holdings and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Universal Logistics Holdings 0.90% 7.26% 1.86%
Universal Logistics Holdings Competitors 4.94% 10.44% 5.34%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

58.9% of shares of all “Freight Trucking” companies are held by institutional investors. 24.4% of shares of all “Freight Trucking” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Universal Logistics Holdings and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Universal Logistics Holdings N/A N/A 93.26
Universal Logistics Holdings Competitors $1.95 billion $105.60 million 32.33

Universal Logistics Holdings’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Universal Logistics Holdings. Universal Logistics Holdings is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Risk and Volatility

Universal Logistics Holdings has a beta of 1.55, suggesting that its stock price is 55% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Universal Logistics Holdings’ competitors have a beta of 1.11, suggesting that their average stock price is 11% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Universal Logistics Holdings competitors beat Universal Logistics Holdings on 9 of the 11 factors compared.

Universal Logistics Holdings Company Profile

Universal Logistics Holdings, Inc., formerly Universal Truckload Services, Inc., is an asset-light provider of customized transportation and logistics solutions across the United States, Mexico, Canada and Colombia. The Company operates through two segments: the transportation segment and the logistics segment. The Company’s operations aggregated in the transportation segment are associated with individual freight shipments coordinated by its agents, company-managed terminals and specialized services operations. The Company’s operations aggregated in the logistics segment deliver value-added services and transportation services to specific customers. Its other operating segments consist of the Company’s subsidiaries that provide support services to other subsidiaries and to owner-operators, including shop maintenance and equipment leasing. The Company groups its services into three service categories: transportation, value-added and intermodal support.

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