Hertz Global Holdings (NYSE: HTZ) and Amerco (NASDAQ:UHAL) are both transportation companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, dividends, institutional ownership and profitabiliy.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Hertz Global Holdings and Amerco’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Hertz Global Holdings $8.74 billion 0.09 $570.00 million ($8.01) -1.19
Amerco $3.42 billion 1.95 $1.20 billion $20.34 16.75

Amerco has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Hertz Global Holdings. Hertz Global Holdings is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Amerco, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

29.2% of Amerco shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.3% of Hertz Global Holdings shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 52.0% of Amerco shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Hertz Global Holdings and Amerco’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Hertz Global Holdings -7.60% -1.86% -0.12%
Amerco 11.64% 14.02% 4.23%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for Hertz Global Holdings and Amerco, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hertz Global Holdings 2 5 1 0 1.88
Amerco 0 0 1 0 3.00

Hertz Global Holdings presently has a consensus price target of $22.71, suggesting a potential upside of 138.10%. Amerco has a consensus price target of $405.00, suggesting a potential upside of 18.87%. Given Hertz Global Holdings’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Hertz Global Holdings is more favorable than Amerco.

Summary

Amerco beats Hertz Global Holdings on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Hertz Global Holdings

Herc Holdings Inc., formerly Hertz Global Holdings, Inc., is a holding company. The Company is engaged principally in the business of renting and leasing of cars through its Hertz, Dollar, Thrifty and Firefly brands, and equipment through its Hertz Equipment Rental brand. It operates through four segments: U.S. Car Rental, International Car Rental, Worldwide Equipment Rental and All Other Operations. It operates over 9,980 corporate and franchisee locations in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, the Middle East and New Zealand. Its brands maintain separate airport counters, reservations and reservation systems, marketing and all other customer contact activities. Its Hertz brand has approximately 8,510 corporate and franchisee locations in over 150 countries. Its Dollar and Thrifty brands combined have approximately 1,345 corporate and franchisee locations in over 75 countries and its Firefly brand has approximately 100 corporate and franchisee locations in over 20 countries.

About Amerco

AMERCO is a do-it-yourself moving and storage operator through its subsidiary, U-Haul International, Inc. (U-Haul). The Company supplies its products and services to help people move and store their household and commercial goods through U-Haul. It sells U-Haul brand boxes, tape, and other moving and self-storage products and services to do-it-yourself moving and storage customers at its distribution outlets and through uhaul.com and eMove Websites. The Company operates through three segments: Moving and Storage; Property and Casualty Insurance, and Life Insurance. The Moving and Storage segment includes the operations of AMERCO, U-Haul and Amerco Real Estate Company, and the subsidiaries of U-Haul and Real Estate. The Property and Casualty Insurance segment consists of the operations of Repwest Insurance Company and its subsidiaries, and ARCOA Risk Retention Group. The Life Insurance segment consists of the operations of Oxford Life Insurance Company and its subsidiaries.

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