Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. II (NASDAQ: DSKE) is one of 15 public companies in the “Freight Trucking” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. II to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, profitability, institutional ownership and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. II and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. II N/A -13.05% -2.45%
Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. II Competitors 9.29% 9.07% 4.84%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. II and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. II N/A -$9.48 million N/A
Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. II Competitors $1.88 billion $99.34 million 34.24

Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. II’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. II.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. II and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. II 0 0 4 0 3.00
Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. II Competitors 92 623 583 25 2.41

Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. II presently has a consensus target price of $14.50, suggesting a potential upside of 19.24%. As a group, “Freight Trucking” companies have a potential upside of 2.07%. Given Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. II’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. II is more favorable than its competitors.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

29.4% of Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. II shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 58.8% of shares of all “Freight Trucking” companies are held by institutional investors. 20.0% of Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. II shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 26.6% of shares of all “Freight Trucking” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and Risk

Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. II has a beta of -0.16, indicating that its share price is 116% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. II’s competitors have a beta of 1.10, indicating that their average share price is 10% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. II competitors beat Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. II on 9 of the 12 factors compared.

Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. II Company Profile

Daseke, Inc. is a consolidator of the open deck freight market in North America. The Company provides open deck transportation and logistics. It operates through two segments: Flatbed Solutions and Specialized Solutions. The Flatbed Solutions segment focuses on delivering transportation and logistics solutions that principally require the use of flatbed and retractable-sided transportation equipment. The Specialized Solutions segment focuses on delivering transportation and logistics solutions that principally include heavy haul, high-value customized, over-dimensional, step deck and removable gooseneck trailer solutions. The Company, as of September 5, 2017, had a fleet of over 3,800 trucks and over 8,200 flatbed and specialized trailer. The Company serves customers in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

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